Top designers like Diane von Furstenberg, Olivier Theyskens and Donna Karan took time off from their busy schedules on Feb. 9 to attend the amfAR New York gala.

To celebrate the kickoff of Fashion Week, Karen Elson performed at the event with legendary singers Elton John and Aretha Franklin.

Elson, who starred in those feminine Louis Vuitton ads alongside Christy Turlington and Natalia Vodianova, walked the red carpet in a white strapless fringed Versace gown from Spring 2011. The redheaded beauty added silver Versace platforms and clutch to complete her glam evening look.

Meanwhile, we knew that dress looked familiar... January Jones wore a similar fringed frock to the Golden Globes.