Vienna's Life Ball has as much star wattage, eye-popping fashion, and rumor-mill-grinding as the Oscars or Met Ball. The difference, of course, is that the Life Ball raises millions for HIV causes. This weekend's event held the theme of "Fighting AIDS, Celebrating Life" and it had the usual flash, but with an extra dash in the form of transgender icons Conchita Wurst, who performed her Eurovision-winning song "Rise Like a Phoenix," and New Yorker Amanda Lepore. Check out the scene below, which includes images of Bill Clinton and a va-va-voom Courtney Love.
Above: American singer Candice Glover performs on stage
Actress Marcia Cross and actor Billy Zane
Actor Ben Becker (L) and model Carmen Carrera
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton (R) and organizer Gery Keszler
Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst
Singer Ricky Martin performs on stage
Courtney Love (R) and Andreas Kronthaler, husband of designer Vivienne WestwoodCourtney Love (R) and Andreas Kronthaler, husband of designer Vivienne Westwood