Elton's African extravaganza
13:31 24 June 2005
Sharon Stone, Victoria and David Beckham and Liz Hurley were among the star-studded guests at Elton John's White Tie and Tiara ball last night (23.06.05).
The former Spice Girl looked stunning in a figure-hugging white and blue Chinese-inspired dress at the lavish African themed fundraising bash.
Guests were "greeted" by giraffes as they made their way into the party, held at Elton's British countryside mansion, to raise money for the Elton John Aids Foundation.
Other famous guests included Rod Stewart and fiancée Penny Lancaster, model Eva Herzigova, Joan Collins and legendary actor Michael Caine.
The galaxy of stars enjoyed music by a traditional African band, food inspired by the continent, and cocktails made from African fruit.
Zebras also roamed the grounds of the lavish estate while men dressed in gorilla suits provided comical entertainment.
Later in the evening, Elton, who was accompanied by boyfriend David Furnish throughout the night, treated revellers to a selection of his classic songs.
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