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The Fashion and Music Worlds Celebrate Love Ball Three in New York City

The Fashion and Music Worlds Celebrate Love Ball Three in New York City

Marc Jacobs, Mary J. Blige, and Billy Porter shut down the red carpet.

The fashion, beauty, and entertainment communities gathered in New York City’s Gotham Hall yesterday to celebrate Ballroom culture for the third edition of Love Ball. The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and nightlife queen Susanne Bartsch partnered on the event to help raise funding for the CFDA-Vogue HIV/AIDS Fund. Harlem fashion legend and Gucci collaborator Dapper Dan presented the trophies to six winners in different Ballroom categories, while Master of Ceremonies Billy Porter sang his latest single appropriately called “Love Yourself.” Below, we rounded up 20 best-dressed celebrity guests that range from an Grammy-winning recording artist to famous YouTube stars.

Billy Porter

The actor wore a sunshine yellow Francis Libiran suit with a massive train, white Esenshel hat, white blouse, and black leather boots.

Char Defrancesco and Marc Jacobs

The fashion designer showed up in a bright green suit and multicolored heard scarf. His husband Char rocked a pink and black Louis Vuitton T-shirt, pink sequined basketball shorts and Nike sneakers.

Christian Siriano

The Project Runway mentor arrived in a chic all-black look.

Dapper Dan

The Harlem fashion legend rocked a sparkly tuxedo with embellished sunglasses.

Fernando Garcia and Nicky Hilton Rothschild

The Monse designer arrived with Nicky Hilton Rothschild, who wore a burgundy, asymmetrical draped minidress.

Nicky Hilton Rothschild

She paired her look with a Judith Leiber clutch, nude pumps, and Jacob & Co. earrings.

Mary J. Blige

The “No More Drama” singer arrived in a feathered black jumpsuit with thigh-high sequined boots and bold purple eye shadow.

Mary J. Blige and John Demsey

Mary J. Blige poses with Estée Lauder Executive Group President John Demsey.

Amanda Lepore

The performance artist and model wore a nude body-con dress with a red lipstick print throughout, as well as a crystal-embellished lipstick-shaped clutch.

Susanne Bartsch

The nightlife queen showed up in a nude and purple jumpsuit with gold platform shoes.

Susanne Bartsch and Billy Porter

Billy Porter poses with Susanne Bartsch on the red carpet.


The Rupaul’s Drag Race winner stunned in a glittery gold minidress with ’80s shoulder pads and asymmetrical draping.

Geena Rocero

The transgender supermodel rocked a metallic bronze bodysuit with black thigh-high boots.

Dita von Teese

The Queen of Burlesque graced the red carpet in a yellow and white printed Zac Posen gown with her hair pulled in an updo.

Janet Mock

The Pose producer looked stunning in a metallic bronze and black Prabal Gurung dress with a plunging neckline and René Caovilla shoes.

Teyana Taylor

The singer wowed in a sheer metallic halter-neck maxi dress.

Miss Lawrence

The TV personality stunned in a black suit with a white dress shirt, black platform shoes, a glittery black hat, and a black embellished cape.

Jillian Mercado

The fashion model wore a red bustier, black leather miniskirt, and black leather ankle booties.

Patrick Starrr

The beauty influencer rocked a textured fuchsia bodysuit with matching platform boots, a large ruched hat, and a purple ruched train.

Kevin Aviance

The legendary performer arrived in an embellished gold bodysuit, matching face mask, a dramatic gold-plated shoulder, and thigh-high snakeskin boots.