Grammy-nominated British pop singer Charli XCX and Swedish duo Icona Pop will perform at amfAR’s annual celeb-heavy New York Gala on Feb. 10 at Cipriani Wall Street. It won’t be the first time the two acts have been on stage together — Charli XCX was featured on Icona Pop’s 2012 single “I Love It,” a song that helped both acts rise to international fame. Since then, Charli XCX — full name Charlotte Emma Aitchison — has released two albums, with hits including “Boom Clap,” which was also featured in “The Fault in Our Stars” movie soundtrack. Recently, she was tapped for House of Holland’s spring fashion campaign. Icona Pop, made up of school friends Aino Jawo and Caroline Hjelt, has toured with Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and One Direction.
This year, amfAR, which is dedicated to ending the global AIDS epidemic, will honor Academy Award-winning film producer Harvey Weinstein for his contributions to the cause. The event, sponsored by Harry Winston, is now in its 18th year, and will kick off Fashion Week with a black-tie dinner and live auction as well as the performances. And about those celebrities? Chairmen include Steve Buscemi, Andy Cohen, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Patrick Demarchelier, Morgan Freeman, Richard Gere, Matthew McConaughey, Helen Mirren, Kerry Washington and Michelle Williams. Former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will serve as Honorary Chairs.