TRUE COLORS: Sometimes is it as simple as black and white.
After seeing red in 2014, this year’s fashion show at amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS gala, slated for May 21 at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d’Antibes, will unveil a black-and-white palette.
Curated by editor and stylist Carine Roitfeld, the show will feature one-off looks from Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Gucci, Prada, Céline, Balmain, Giorgio Armani, Tom Ford and others.
Presented by 40 top models, including the event’s co-chairs Karlie Kloss, Karolina Kurkova and Adriana Lima, the lots are slated to go under the hammer during the night’s annual fundraising auction, which in the last two decades has helped the foundation raise more than $140 million.
Since 1985, amfAR has invested $415 million in research programs and has awarded more than 3,300 research grants worldwide.
Harry Winston, which in January signed the single largest sponsorship deal amfAR has ever had, has agreed to provide the jewelry; Moët Hennessy, the bubbly.
Billed as the hottest party ticket during the Cannes Film Festival, the gala will be chaired by such bold-faced names as Sharon Stone, Kenneth Cole, Isabella Rossellini, Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Rosario Dawson, Diane Kruger, Joel Coen, Nayla Hayek and Harvey Weinstein.
Supported by the Weinstein Company and Bold Films, which most recently produced Damien Chazelle’s “Whiplash” and Dan Gilroy’s “Nightcrawler,” the event will also get a helping hand from Grammy Award-winning producer and DJ Mark Ronson at the turntables.
Soul diva Mary J. Blige and rockers Imagine Dragons along with Charlie XCX are expected to perform during the evening.