05/23/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Africa's First Ladies Gather In Los Angeles: A Style Slideshow

On Monday and Tuesday 15 African first ladies convened in Los Angeles for a summit to address problems facing women and children on their home continent. Read more about the conference here.

The star-studded summit included a lunch hosted by California's first lady Maria Shriver and a performance by Natalie Cole. Sarah Brown, wife of UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, was also in attendance, along with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Jessica Alba, Naomi Campbell, Kristen Davis, Sharon Stone, Robin Wright-Penn, Maria Bello and Diane Lane.

Like any good Los Angeles event, a red carpet was inevitable. And where there's a red carpet there is great style. See what the first ladies and other attendees were wearing below.

African First Ladies