It's about to be a big month for fashion, and an even bigger weekend for luxury design as we not only look forward to the Oscars on Sunday night, but New York Fashion Week is already underway. 

The amfAR New York Gala is an annual event that raises money in support of AIDS research, and as such is attended by industry bigwigs and their high society acquaintances. Because this gala happens ahead of New York Fashion Week, it's expected that the sartorial stakes would be high as well. 

So let's take a quick look at the amfAR Gala arrivals: 

The mind boggles at why the celebrity photo opp was slap bang in the center of the room, though.

Heidi Klum 

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Zhavia Ward 

In Christian Siriano. But it's a no from us to the dreadlocks. 

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Madison Rian 

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Joy Corrigan 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 05: Gabby Westbrook

Iman and Edward Enninful 

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Gabby Westbrook and Alina Baikova

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And now we sit front row for a glimpse inside the shows... 

Christian Siriano 

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 05: Gabby Westbrook

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L'Agence - Presentation 

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 05: Models pose at t

Tadashi Shoji 

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 06: A model walks th
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 06: A model walks th
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 06: A model walks th

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