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Sharon Stone, Stella Maxwell and Hofit Golan arrive at the 27th amfAR Gala at Cannes Film Festival

The amfAR Gala is one of the highlights of the Cannes Film Festival

And Sharon Stone, 63, defied her years in a feathered lilac gown as she joined Stella Maxwell, 31, and Bella Thorne, 23, in leading the glamour at the 27th amfAR Gala in France, on Friday. 

The Basic Instinct actress – who earlier in the day was names named a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters – was glowing as she posed in her sensational ensemble. 

Sharon’s divine dress boasted a fitted bodice and sparkling crossover straps at the front, while the length of its skirt incorporated feathers.

The Hollywood icon accessorised her gown with a pair of statement floral drop-earrings, while paring back her hair and make-up.

Stella oozed sex appeal in an edgy black frock with a long sheer skirt over a luxe patterned material.

The Victoria’s Secret star posed confidently in her unique floor-length dress, which featured a daring split to allow one of her her toned pins to be on display.   

Gorgeous: The Hollywood icon accessorised her gown with a pair of statement floral drop-earrings, while paring back her hair and make-up

Gorgeous: The Hollywood icon accessorised her gown with a pair of statement floral drop-earrings, while paring back her hair and make-up

Cute! Sharon proudly posed with her son Roan, 21, on the grey carpet at the event

Cute! Sharon proudly posed with her son Roan, 21, on the grey carpet at the event

Family outing: The actress' son looked smart in a black tux and leather shoes

Family outing: The actress’ son looked smart in a black tux and leather shoes 

Glowing: Sharon held up her coordinated purple face mask

Flaunt it: She then showcased her impressive full skirt

Glowing: Sharon held up her coordinated purple face mask (left) before showcasing her impressive full skirt

Stunning: Belgian-born Northern Irish-New Zealand model Stella stunned with her blonde tresses styled into bouncy, brushed out curls

Stunning: Belgian-born Northern Irish-New Zealand model Stella stunned with her blonde tresses styled into bouncy, brushed out curls

Posing up a storm: The model showed off her posing talents as she showcased her incredible black dress which flaunted her toned figure

Posing up a storm: The model showed off her posing talents ahead of the glitzy event

Posing up a storm: The model showed off her posing talents as she showcased her incredible black dress which flaunted her toned figure ahead of the glitzy event

Splash of colour: The blonde beauty's dress featured a printed section across the bodice with flashes of gold and blue

Splash of colour: The blonde beauty’s dress featured a printed section across the bodice with flashes of gold and blue

Stella drew attention to her seemingly endless less by slipping into a pair of stilettos with wraps up to her knee.

The Belgian-born Northern Irish-New Zealand model stunned with her blonde tresses styled into bouncy, brushed out curls. 

Bella Thorne, 23, ensured she stood out in an eye-catching white gown made of shimmering sequin material.

The strapless frock boasted a cut out centre to allow for some of her toned midriff to be on display, while a black strip appeared to hold the chest section together.  

The Twilight actress attended the gala with her hunky Italian fiancé Benjamin Mascolo, with the pair putting on a very public display of affection for photographers. 

Loved-up: The beauty and her beau could not keep their hands off each other as they larked around at the star-studded event

All smiles: Bella beamed with happiness in her cut-out white gown

Loved-up: The beauty and her beau could not keep their hands off each other as they larked around at the star-studded event

Kiss kiss: Bella and Benjamin kissed each other as photographers snapped away

Kiss kiss: Bella and Benjamin kissed each other as photographers snapped away

Stunning: She could not contain her smiles while laughing and joking with hunky Benjamin

All in the details: Bella added extra sparkle with a necklace of her beau's name and headhand

Stunning: She could not contain her smiles while laughing and joking with hunky Benjamin

Sizzling: The beauty added even more sparkle to her look with a pair of drop earrings and a large diamond ring

Flaunt it: She showed off her peachy posterior

Sizzling: The beauty added even more sparkle to her look with a pair of drop earrings and a large diamond ring

Eye-popping! Kat had her ample assets on show in the deeply plunging silver gown

Eye-popping! Kat had her ample assets on show in the deeply plunging silver gown

Hofit Golan, 35, opted for fairytale glamour, in a gown which wouldn’t be out of place in a Disney’s Frozen event. 

The socialite’s jaw-dropping frock featured an enormous skirt emblazoned allover with sparkling silver flashes.

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, makes a return to its spectacular live events programme this evening. 

The amfAR gala is one of the world’s most successful benefit events and the most coveted ticket in town during the Cannes Film Festival. 

Alicia Keys headlines the evening which includes an exclusive dinner, auction, multiple performances and a fashion show curated by Carine Roitfeld, while Sharon will host the event.

Dapper: Orlando Bloom cut a very sharp figure in his tuxedo and bow tie as he graced the red carpet on Friday

Dapper: Orlando Bloom cut a very sharp figure in his tuxedo and bow tie as he graced the red carpet on Friday

Sharp: The actor looked incredibly hunky in his tailored ensemble

On pointe: He also ensured he was impeccably groomed

Sharp: The actor looked incredibly hunky in his tailored ensemble and ensured he was impeccably groomed

Looking good: Rachel Brosnahan stepped out in a pretty peach ballgown

Edgy: The actress added a dramatic twist with slicked back hair and heavy eye-makeup

Looking good: Rachel Brosnahan stepped out in a pretty peach ballgown, but added a dramatic twist with slicked back hair and heavy eye-makeup

Stunning: The Liverpudlian beauty was preened to perfection with a wet hair look and smokey eye make-up

Stunning: The Liverpudlian beauty was preened to perfection with a wet hair look and smokey eye make-up

Jaw-dropping: Julianne Hough sizzled in a satin dress with a curved cut-out across her toned torso

Bridal-inspired: The ivory ensemble also featured a stunning train

Jaw-dropping: Julianne Hough sizzled in a satin dress with a curved cut-out across her toned torso and stunning train

Black and white: The actress posed with Nina Dobrev, who rocked her figure-hugging black dress

Black and white: The actress posed with Nina Dobrev, who rocked her figure-hugging black dress

Sharon jetted to Cannes to host the annual glitzy AmfAR benefit gala, which supports AIDS research.

The actress has been a key figure for amfAR since the 1990s the death of her dear friend and acting coach Roy London.

This year’s event will be held outdoors at Villa Eilenroc on Friday evening and will feature various entertainments, dinner and an auction. 

Earlier on Friday, Sharon was named a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters.

Commanding attention: Nina's dress flashed her toned thighs with a racy slit and also accentuated her ample assets

Commanding attention: Nina’s dress flashed her toned thighs with a racy slit and also accentuated her ample assets

Making an entrance: Hofit Golan, 35, opted for fairytale glamour, in a gown which wouldn't be out of place in a Disney's Frozen event

Making an entrance: Hofit Golan, 35, opted for fairytale glamour, in a gown which wouldn’t be out of place in a Disney’s Frozen event

Intricate detail: The socialite's jaw-dropping frock featured sparkling silver flashes emblazoned all over

Extra: Hofit opted for red nail polish to add a contrast to her ice inspired look

Intricate detail: The socialite’s jaw-dropping frock featured sparkling silver flashes emblazoned all over

The Basic Instinct actress got emotional as she received the highest French arts honour at the 74th Cannes Film Festival in France, on Friday.  

Sharon shed a tear as the green silk ribbon with the gold medal, which represents the Commandeur des Arts et Lettres, was placed around her neck. 

Sharon looked incredible chic in a powder pink trouser suit and a sleek navy blue blouse as she was awarded the honour by Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux. 

Actor Bill Murray, 70, was there to congratulate the actress, who wasted no time in planting a loving kiss on his cheek.  

Having fun? Rose Bertram seemed to be in great spirits as she giggled and posed for some snaps

Strike a pose: The blonde slicked her locks back into a chic hairstyle

Having fun? Rose Bertram seemed to be in great spirits as she giggled and posed for some snaps

Red hot: Lara Leito shimmered in a sequinned rouge dress and silver heels

Red hot: Lara Leito shimmered in a sequinned rouge dress and silver heels

Second look: Sharon swapped her ballgown for a white shirt as the evening got into full swing

Second look: Sharon swapped her ballgown for a white shirt as the evening got into full swing

Outfit change: Sharon later slipped into a semi-sheer midi skirt and oversized white shirt for her hosting duties

Animated: She pointed into the crowd

Outfit change: Sharon later slipped into a semi-sheer midi skirt and oversized white shirt for her hosting duties

Presentation time:  A framed picture was held up by two men while Sharon spoke on the microphone

Presentation time:  A framed picture was held up by two men while Sharon spoke on the microphone

Helping hand: The two men held onto Sharon's hands while on the stage and wearing white gloves

Helping hand: The two men held onto Sharon’s hands while on the stage and wearing white gloves

The duo became firm friends after they starred alongside each other in 2005 film Broken Flowers. Cannes Film Festival President Pierre Lescure was also there for Sharon’s special moment.   

The Ordre des Arts et des Lettres is an order of France established on 2 May 1957 by the Minister of Culture André Malraux.

Its supplementary status to the Ordre national du Mérite was confirmed by President Charles de Gaulle in 1963. 

Its purpose is the recognition of significant contributions to the arts, literature, or the propagation of these fields. 

Sharon, who was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar for Casino in 1996, joins an illustrious line-up of recipients. 

Making a statement: Regina King went all out in an eye-catching black and white ballgown with a full skirt and tight bodice

Amazing: She added a large diamond ring for an extra touch of bling

Making a statement: Regina King went all out in an eye-catching black and white ballgown with a full skirt and tight bodice

Glam: The star completed her look with a stunning slick of makeup and mismatched earrings

Glam: The star completed her look with a stunning slick of makeup and mismatched earrings

Quirky: Cindy Bruna donned a blazer dress with billowing white skirt and styled with lace-up heels on Friday

Flaunt it: She highlighted her sensational legs in lace-up heels

Quirky: Cindy Bruna donned a blazer dress with billowing white skirt and styled with lace-up heels on Friday

Stealing the show! Jessica Wang commanded attention in a bold ballgown with a huge skirt and structured bodice top

Stealing the show! Jessica Wang commanded attention in a bold ballgown with a huge skirt and structured bodice top

Sharing a moment: The two women stared at each other and looked a little emotional in one sweet moment on the big night

Sharing a moment: The two women stared at each other and looked a little emotional in one sweet moment on the big night

U2 singer Bono received the honour in 2013. Earlier recipients include T.S. Eliot, Bob Dylan, Clint Eastwood, David Bowie and Leonardo Dicaprio.   

Aside from her remarkable career, Sharon has three teen sons – 21-year-old Roan, 16-year-old Laird and 15-year-old Quinn. 

The stunning actress was previously married to screenwriter Michael Greenburg from 1984-1987, and newspaper editor Phil Bronstein from 1998-2004.

She’s also been in notable romances with celebs including actor Christian Slater, country singer Dwight Yoakam, businessman Angelo Boffa, actor David DeLuise and late philanthropist Steve Bing. 

Sweet: Actor Bill Murray, 70, was there to congratulate Sharon after she was named Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters on Friday

Sweet: Actor Bill Murray, 70, was there to congratulate Sharon after she was named Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters on Friday

Quick photo beforehand: Sharon sat on her hotel bed with son Roan to pose for a snap before leaving for the star-studded event

Quick photo beforehand: Sharon sat on her hotel bed with son Roan to pose for a snap before leaving for the star-studded event

Amazing! The amfAR gala is one of the world's most successful benefit events and the most coveted ticket in town during the Cannes Film Festival

Amazing! The amfAR gala is one of the world’s most successful benefit events and the most coveted ticket in town during the Cannes Film Festival

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