Stars Shine at Annual AmfAR Benefit
Stars at the Cannes Film Festival gave back in a big way this year at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala. The annual fundraiser and auction raised nearly $11 million, a record for the organization that funds AIDS research.
The party was even more posh this year with a fashion show featuring models like Karolina Kurkova, Kate Upton and Lily Dolandson wearing designers Alexander Wang, Roberto Cavalli, Chanel and more. The entire lot sold as a single item for more than $375,000!
Guests could also bid on once-in-a-lifetime opportunities like the chance to star in a short film by fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld, which sold twice at more than $1 million per role, and a one-hour private tennis match with the No. 1 ranked men’s player Novak Djokovic, which raised more than $100,000.
AmfAR started the Cinema Against AIDS gala nearly 20 years ago and has raised more than $70 million to date.