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Fashion Makes A Wave At The AmfAR Gala, Raising $17 Million For Aids Research

  • June 2, 2023

Every year Carine Roitfeld curates her fashion show during the amfAR Gala in Cannes, creating a buzz of excitement around the star-studded event. Held at Hôtel du Cap, Eden Roc in Antibes on Thursday night, it brought together celebrity and philanthropy, raising $17 million for aids research.

Opening the show was iconic singer Gladys Knight, who sang her 1960s hit “Midnight Train to Georgia.” The night’s host, Grammy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated artist, actress, producer, label president, author, and entrepreneur Queen Latifah began, speaking about how amfAR has raised over a quarter of a billion dollars to aid aids research. She also spoke on Roitfeld’s fashion influence in the industry. “We can and we will make a difference in the aids epidemic,” said Queen Latifah.

A number for renowned guests attended the gala, from Leonardo Di Caprio, Tobey Maguire, Orlando Bloom, Rebel Wilson, James Marsden, Odell Beckham, Jr., Jeremy Scott, Halima Aden, LaQuan Smith Maye Musk, and Kate Beckinsale were some of the many notable names in attendance. Also, at the gala were amfAR CEO Kevin Robert Frost, amfAR Global Fundraising Chairman Milutin Gatsby, and amfAR Board Co-Chairs T. Ryan Greenawalt and Kevin McClatchy.

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