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Rihanna Gets Red Hot In Zac Posen For 1st Annual Diamond Ball + Family, Tia Mowry, Salma Hayek, Tyrese & More Celebrate The Cause!

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Rihanna's first annual Diamond Ball, in honor of her grandparents and her charitable organization called the Clara Lionel Foundation, seemed to be a huge success.  We've got pics of all her fam and celebrity friends who came out to support the cause inside...

 

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The first annual Diamond Ball went down at The Vineyard in L.A. Thursday night.  Founded by Rihanna, the Clara Lionel foundation works to improve the quality of life for communities globally in the areas of health, education, arts, and culture. And the celeb-packed black-and-red theme in the foundation's honor made for one chic event.

Rihanna hit the carpet looking like a stunner on her big night.  She kept it fab in an off-the-shoulder crimson Zac Posen gown and Chopard jewels.

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Her parents, Ronald and Monica Fenty, and her brothers Rorrey & Rajad, plus other family were front and center for the festivities.   And so was her grandpa Lionel "Bravo" Braithwaite.  Their pop star daughter, granddaughter and sister took to her Instagram to gush about how much of a dream the night would be:

Feel so lucky to have an evening like this, to spend with people with hearts like mine, who want to change and save lives at any cost! There's so much to do, and I can't do it all by myself, so I have to thank all of the supporters of and people who donated to #TheClaraLionelFoundation Looking forward to seeing you later this evening.

Sweet!  We're sure her late grandma Dolly is looking down and proud of her baby girl.

The event kicked off with a lively cocktail hour, where guests enjoyed eats by Wolfgang Puck as well as GREY GOOSE Le Melon and D’USSÉ Cognac (a nod to her boss Jay Z) libations. Cocktail hour was followed by a celeb-packed red carpet.

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Kim West, along with her mom Kris Jenner, was there to represent on her husband Kanye's behalf, who happens to be like Rih's big brother.  'Ye reportedly jetted off to Paris....again.  And Big Sean, who was there to perform psoed it up as well.

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Rih posed it up with guest Salma Hayek who wore a gorgeous printed red ruffled hem dress for the occasion.

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And then red carpet slayer Rihanna did what she does best.

 

 

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Flawless.

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Rihanna had Jimmy Kimmel hosting the night's festivities.

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Tia Mowry looked gorgeous in a black Edward Arsouni gown with her braids whipped into shape by Kim Kimble:

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Loving her look!

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Tia's actor hubby Cory Hardrict is back from filming a new movie in Detroit with LaLa Anthony and Rob Riley.  So he and his wife had some fun posing it up at the Ball.

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Adrienne Bailon rocked a turtleneck see-thru patterned gown with a small train that showed off her curves.

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And "The Real" co-host rocked lashes for days.  Wonder if she and Kim K. had a chat session....

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"Atlanta Exes" star Monyetta Shaw rocked a sexy red lace gown for BadGalRiRi's big night.  And she showed off her full look in an impromptu pre-elevator shoot back at the SLS Hotel:

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Rih's homie Vashtie Kola came to play with a pair of hot boots and a sparkling olive-gold gown:

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And the twosome posed it up for a pic during the night.

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Tyrese put on his "just in case tux", as he called it, and headed out for the Ball.

 

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And ended up snapping a pic with Terrence J, Kim Kardashian West and her mama Kris Jenner.  Wonder what that convo was like...

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Rihanna's Roc Nation homie Fabolous was there too. He kept it dapper in a black, one button, shawl collar tuxedo, shirt, bowtie, and shoes all by Ermenegildo Zegna.

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"Grey's Anatomy" star Ellen Pompeo and her husband Chris Ivery hit the carpet for the big night.

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And "Vampire Diaries" star Kat Graham vamped it up in this plunging cranberry dress with sheer black arms for the occasion.

Meanwhile, inside the party, Rihanna was busy in the photobooth with her fam (her brothers Rorrey, Rajad) and besties Melissa and more:

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Cute!

 

Deets on what went down INSIDE the Diamond Ball coming up soon.  Keep it locked!

 

Photos: Getty Images / Kevin Mazur / Jason Kempin, Instagram


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