Party Lines Slideshow: Cyndi Lauper, Estelle, Lance Bass, and More at the AmfAR Inspiration Gala


Since the dress code for the amfAR Inspiration Gala, which took place at the New York Public Library last week, was “black tie/black leather," we had to ask: real or fake? Cyndi Lauper was conflicted, telling us: "Oh, fake leather and real leather. You’re always looking to see which one is less hot. Like, temperature hot. I eat meat; I’m not a vegetarian. Do I think animals are treated badly? Yes, and it’s awful. But I do eat it, and I wear real leather." And is there any place where wearing black leather wouldn’t be a good idea? "No. I mean, think about it — you can wear it anywhere. You can wear leather to bed; you can wear leather onstage; you can wear leather out. I guess in the summertime it’s too hot, but you could always wear light leather. And there’s leather shorts, but you would still sweat a lot in those." For more celebrities talking leather, check out our Party Lines slideshow.