Insider Pics Of The AmfAR Gala C/O Scissor Sister's Frontman

Thursday night's amfAR Inspiration Gala lived up to its name, serving up ample doses of inspired and inspiring threads and not-to-miss moments. Think: The Eagles' cheerleaders, a runway show chock-full of male models in undies, and, the g-l-a-m-o-r-o-u-s Fergie. The night honored Marc Jacobs International and all things fab, featuring a kick-ass performance by the Scissor Sisters, sporty looks from the likes of Tom Ford (oh, and a gigantic marching band that sauntered down the main steps in the middle of the New York Public Library). Plus, with a dress code like "Black Tie Athletic Wear," you better believe there were looks that really opened up the window of interpretation.
Of course, we just had to link up with Scissor Sisters' frontman Jake Shears and the gala's event producer, Josh Wood — we asked them to take party snaps to not only make you feel like you were there, but help you relive the special evening like the VIP that you are. Oh, and if you were going to wear that bow-tied shirt with half shorts/half pants safety-pinned number to your next event, skip it, it's already been done.
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Click through for exclusive snaps and quotes from Josh Wood and Jake Shears from the amfAR Inspiration Gala.
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"No one knows how to get a party started better than Rose. She's a fun girl."

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"Even though some of the most influential players in the fashion world came out for the Inspiration Gala, this guy gets my vote for Best Dressed."

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"Mark Sanchez looking dapper as always with Hugo Boss VP Ward Simmons. Mark was a guest of Hugo Boss and was a really nice guy. We talking about Golf, which I know nothing about."

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"Good thing we had 65 of the top male models in the world to fit into this number. It certainly didn't leave much to the imagination on the runway. Swimming is a sport, right?"

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"With all the male models walking down the runway, I'm sure Mark Sanchez was happy that the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders opened the show in scantily clad uniforms."

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"Bring It On! Rehearsing before the runway show, the Eagle's Cheerleaders gave the bevy of male models a run for their money with their high-energy opening number."

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"Marc wasn't just the Honorary Chairman for the evening, he also showed up with his new boyfriend and Marc Jacobs Inc was the evening's biggest supporter."

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"Backstage before the runway show was chaotic and crowded. It takes work and a lot of volunteers to look that pretty."

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"Jake and The Scissor Sisters gave a rocking performance and got everyone up and dancing, especially Rose McGowan. I think "Let's Have a Kiki" is going to be the song of the summer. So glad we could finally work out our schedules and get them to perform"

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"No better way to kick off a fashion show than with a marching band descending from the stairs of the NY Public Library playing "We are the Champions". We pulled out all the stops this year."

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"God Bless America – enough said."

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"I was really glad I had my good friend Jake walking down the red-carpet with me, he is a pro and helped ease my nerves and made it fun. He also wore Thom Browne half pants which were a good conversation piece."

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"Two of my favorite ladies and both long-time supporters of amfAR brought some real star power to the event, which helped us raise nearly $1 million for amfAR. Fergie is a real sport. She bought two major items in the live auction."

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"Hopefully all these interviews are spreading awareness about the amazing work happening at amfAR."

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"After Fergie's incredible speech and bursts into song, I was very nervous about giving mine. Luckily, I didn't do any singing but I did get to thank everyone for making the 3rd Inspiration Gala such a huge success..."

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