Stylist: Dan Sablon
Outfit: Dundas x FWRD x Revolve
by Peter Dundas and Evangelo Bousis
Makeup Artist: Jose Corella
Hairstylist: Hos Hounkpatin
Manicurist: Dawn Sterling
Shoes: Alexandre Birman
Jewelry: Bulgari

Another day, another French event–this time the amfAR Gala in Cannes.

Model Joan Smalls, who is always at the top of her game, did not come to play last year, and she wore a dress that has been on my mind for months, it was finally time to let it out.

For the occasion, Smalls donned a Dundas tank top style maxi dress in silver gunmetal and black diamond embroidery on nude mesh with circular side cut-outs and a long train, paired with black Alexandre Birman Cara 100 suede sandals.

1st and 2nd photo are courtesy of Dundas

The Puerto Rican model accessorized the look with Bulgari High Jewelry diamond earrings and ring, plus a Serpenti Viper double spiral bracelet in white 18k gold and pavé diamonds.

Joan‘s makeup was really sultry and sexy, courtesy of makeup artist Jose Corella. He defined her lips with a lip pencil darker than her natural lips, and for added drama, he used Dark Swan of Denmark false lashes.

Hairstylist Hos Hounkpatin styled her hair in a curly coif with side part, using Indique hair extensions in the style ‘Bounce Deep Wave‘ which he then custom colored for her–the result was amazing, it fit her like a glove.

Photo courtesy of Jose Corella

Nail artist Dawn Sterling made sure to match the dress with the Black beauty’s nails by creating an easy silver French square manicure.

This time, the model relied on the services of Fashion Editor and stylist Dan Sablon. As a Black creative, he made sure that the nude mesh blended almost seamlessly with the model’s skin tone for maximum see-through action.

Dundas is known for his incredibly sexy ensembles and if that’s what she went for, she totally killed it.


From small cocktail parties and store openings to art auctions and international galas, amfAR‘s benefit events raise both vital funds and AIDS awareness.

amfAR‘s largest source of revenue comes from its fundraising events, large portions of that money come from one of its annual charity events held at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France.

The gala aims to raise money through auctioning items, as well as selling a limited number of tickets. 

amfAR galas have been held in cities like New York City, Milan, Los Angeles, Cannes, São Paulo and Hong Kong.

@maximsap.f2max It’s an honor to have such a talented team behind you! #cannes @Joan Smalls x @fashiontomax x Alexander Birman #fyp #cannesfilmfestival2022 #joansmalls ♬ original sound – maximsap | fashion insider
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