Inside The amfAR 2019 Gala At Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc With Kendall Jenner, Mariah Carey, Henry Golding

Kendall Jenner at amfAR Gala
Kendall Jenner at amfAR Gala

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One of the season’s most anticipated and glamorous events, the annual amfAR Gala took over the stunning Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc for a night of philanthropy, fashion and dining and drinking. The event raised an extraordinary $15 million in support of amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS research, and its pursuit of a cure for HIV/AIDS. Stars captivated the red carpet, setting the tone for the exciting evening, from Kendall Jenner popping beautifully in a feminine pink custom high-low dress from Giambattista Valli x H&M to Olivia Culpo in a gorgeous Ermanno Scervino bustier dress; Eva Longoria in a custom strapless silk Duchesse bustier gown from Alberta Ferretti; or Dua Lipa looking magical in a red, feathered ball gown.

Henry Golding
Henry Golding

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Upon entering the majestic red carpet lining the walkway to the historic Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc, guests were greeted with a glass of Perrier-Jouët Champagne, which served as one of the evening’s signature sponsors. Presenting sponsors included Chopard, JOLLYONE and Young Merry Real International Group.

Chiara Ferragni
Chiara Ferragni at amfAR Gala

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The elite crowd of guests, which included notable names like Crazy Rich Asians star and (also an Event Chair) Henry Golding, event host Chris Tucker, Karolina KurkovaAdrien Brody, Pamela Anderson, Mariah Carey, Olivia Culpo, Winnie Harlow, Dua Lipa, Kris and Kendall Jenner, Tommy Hilfiger, Corey Gamble, Eva Longoria, Antonio Banderas, Orlando Bloom, Chiara Ferragni, Elsa Hosk, Stella Maxwell and so many more.

Dua Lipa at amfAR
Dua Lipa at amfAR

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Highlights of the evening included a live performance from Mariah Carey, who had the audience singing along to some of her top hits including ‘Emotions’ and ‘Always Be My Baby’; a performance from Dua Lipa, who performed hit songs including ‘One Kiss’ and ‘Electricity’; a heartwarming speech from amfAR Chairman of the Board William H. Roedy who educated the audience on the AIDS epidemic and what amfAR has done to find a cure for the disease; and of course, a live auction that featured an incredible lineup of one-of-a-kind packages.

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One of the greatest auction items of the night was the We Can Be Heroes collection, which was presented as a fashion show, curated by longtime amfAR supporter Carine Roitfeld. The collection featured covetable looks from some of the world’s most prestigious fashion houses including Balmain, Bosideng, Celine, Chanel, Dior, DSQUARED2, Fendi, Giambattista Valli, Givenchy, Gucci, Loewe, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, Off-White, Prada, Saint Laurent, Tom Ford, Versace, and more. The show was accessorized with High Jewelry by Chopard. Some of the world’s top models participated in the runway presentation, including Cindy Bruna, Winnie Harlow, Elsa Hosk, Martha Hunt, Kendall Jenner, Stella Maxwell, Sara Sampaio, Josephine Skriver, and more. The We Can Be Heroes Collection was auctioned off in its entirety for over $1.15 million.

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Other auction items included:

  • A screen print of Mick Jagger by Andy Warhol, signed by both
  • Daniel Buren’s acrylic glass piece Tondo n°7 
  • Big Blockhead, a painting by Eddie Martinez 
  • Vasily Klyukin’s sculpture Passion and Harmony
  • A one-of-a-kind MV Agusta motorcycle: deigned by Lewis Hamilton 
  • A pair of acquamarine,and diamond Chopard earrings along with a L.U.C. Azur men’s timepiece 
  • five-night stay for eight guests on the private Thanda Island off the coast of Tanzania 
  • Petroloumonsters, a painting by Kenny Scharf painting 
  • Chris Levine’s Lightness of Being, a silkscreen portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
  • Mel Bochner’s Blah, Blah, Blah oil on canvas 
  • Stab Your Demoniac Smile to My Brain, a sculpture by Ragnar Kjartansson 
  • A heli ski trip with Freestyle Ski World Champion Manu Gaidet 
  • An unforgettable trip through Myanmar with Johan Ernst Nilson 
  • Prince Lorenzo de Medici’s custom designed supercar, the Slingshot, and chance to spend an exclusive day with the prince 
    Mariah Carey
    Mariah Carey performing at amfAR Gala

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The highly-anticipated annual amfAR Gala taking place during the star-studded Cannes Film Festival was an extraordinary and memorable evening giving back to a magnificent cause. For more information on the gala and the foundation, please visit the site here.

Adriana Lima
Adriana Lima at amfAR Gala

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Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble
Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble at amfAR Gala

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Eva Longoria at amfAR Gala

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