Russell Simmons Throws 13th Annual 'Art for Life' Gala With Star-Studded Crowd (PHOTOS)

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WikiMedia: David Shankbone
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This weekend dozens of stars showed off their style and generosity at Russell Simmons 13th annual 'Art For Life' Gala in the Hamptons.

Journalist Soledad O'Brien hosted the event, which raised over $2 million dollars for charity. Celebrities like Mariah Carey, Vanessa Williams, LaLa Vazquez, Taraji P. Henson, and Anita Baker came out to Russell's Hampton estate to raise money to provide inner-city youth with access to the arts. And of course the many members of the stylish Simmons clan were in attendance as well.

Diggy Simmons effortlessly colorblocked with a neon yellow blazer and some very dapper teal shoes. Angela Simmons opted for a body-con boldy patterned dress, complete with a hem draped luxuriously in gold. Russell's daughters with ex-wife Kimora Lee Simmons, Aoki Lee and Ming Lee, looked all grown up in their frilly white and pink tulle mini dresses. Style clearly runs in the family.

Songstress Melanie Fiona followed in the colorblocking trend with a hot pink blouse, neon hued blue pants, and a yellow geometric clutch. Power couple Tamia and Grant Hill also looked adorable in their gala garb. Tamia was elegant in a water colored maxi dress cinched with a metallic belt while her husband opted for a sophisticated neutral ensemble.

Check out more of the fabulous looks from the event in the slideshow below.

13th Annual Art For Life Event
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