The 2012 amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala raised nearly $11 million for the fight against AIDS, a record breaking total for
amfAR. This annual star-studded event, held in conjunction with the
Cannes International Film Festival, took place May 24 at the famed Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France.
Alec Baldwin @ the 2012 amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala
Kylie Minogue, Janet Jackson, Milla Jovovich, Alec Baldwin, Bérénice Bejo,
Michel Hazanavicius, Harvey Weinstein, Carine Roitfeld, Karl Lagerfeld, amfAR
Chairman Kenneth Cole, Milutin Gatsby, Diane Kruger, Joshua Jackson, Heidi Klum,
Gerard Butler, Antonio Banderas, Kirsten Dunst, Adrien Brody, Petra Nemcova,
Rodrigo Santoro, Mallika Sherawat, Michelle Rodriguez, Aishwarya Rai, Asia
Argento, Cheyenne Jackson, Liya Kebede, Julianna Margulies, Doutzen Kroes, Kelly
Rutherford, Nina Dobrev, Joely Richardson, Chris Tucker, and Eva Herzigova were
among those who attended the gala event.
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The evening opened with a raucous performance by acclaimed indie-pop band
FUN., who played their #1 hit “We Are Young,” and also featured a surprise,
impromptu performance by “I Need a Dollar” singer Aloe Blacc.
British R&B/pop sensation Jessie J’s set was a highlight of the night,
getting the crowd out of their seats and dancing to her hit songs “Pricetag” and
For the first time ever, the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala included a
fashion show, curated by iconic fashion editor Carine Roitfeld. The show
featured top super models including Karolina Kurkova, Kate Upton, Lily Dolandson,
Cora Emmanuel and Cara Delevingne in looks from designers Alexander Wang,
Balenciaga, Roberto Cavalli, Chanel, Christian Dior Tailleur, Christopher Kane,
Diane von Furstenberg, Emilio Pucci, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Gucci,
Joseph Altuzarra, Kenneth Cole, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Marchesa, Ralph Lauren,
Tom Ford, Valentino, and Versace. The entire dream wardrobe was auctioned as a
single lot that fetched €300,000.
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is one of the world’s leading nonprofit
organizations dedicated to the support of HIV research, prevention, treatment,
education, and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy. Since 1985,
amfAR has invested more than $340 million in its programs and has awarded grants
to more than 2,000 research teams worldwide.
For more information, visit www.amfar.org.