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"FESTIVAL DE CANNES 2014" "AMFAR" Gala Cinema against AIds 2014 (722868) by iSpy

Fashion Channel "FESTIVAL DE CANNES 2014" "amfAR" Cinema against AIds 2014 The 21st annual Cinema Against AIDS raised a record $35 million last night, helping amfAR in its continued fight against HIV/AIDS. The star-studded black-tie event was held at the Hotel du Cap Eden Roc and was presented by Worldview Entertainment, Bold Films, and BVLGARI. The evening featured a celebrity filled live auction, an all red fashion show curated by Carine Roitfeld, and performances by Robin Thicke, Lana Del Rey, Aloe Blacc, and Andrea Bocelli. amfAR Fundraising Chairman Sharon Stone and longtime amfAR supporter Harvey Weinstein helped to lead the legendary live auction, along with the evening's official auctioneer, Simon de Pury. A highlight was the sale of a gilded woolly mammoth skeleton in a colossal steel and glass vitrine, created by renowned artist Damien Hirst. Titled Gone but not Forgotten, the three-meter tall Mammuthus Primigenius, which became extinct over 10,000 years ago, fetched a sum of 15 million dollars. This was the highest grossing lot in amfAR's history. BVLGARI Ambassador and former First Lady of France, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, took the stage to introduce a Bulgari "Serpenti" necklace, made of white gold with a 13-ct drop shape Aquamarine and 19.2-ct of pave diamonds. The exquisite piece, a tribute to the sophisticated spirit of amfAR's late founder Dame Elizabeth Taylor, sold for $550,000. "The Red Collection" fashion show, curated by longtime amfAR supporter Carine Roitfeld, was one of the most dynamic moments of the night. The lot, auctioned by Sharon Stone, sold for 5 million dollars. Also offered in the auction was the last seat on a flight to space on Virgin Galactic with Leonardo DiCaprio. This incredible opportunity sold for $1 million. A first seat was auctioned at last year's Cinema Against AIDS Cannes gala. Forty of the world's top models participated in the spectacular runway presentation, including Alessandra Ambrosio, Dalianah Arekion, Ana Beatriz Barros, Nadja Bender, Maria Carla Boscono, Katharina Damm, Saskia De Brauw, Jourdan Dunn, Lida Fox, Charlotte Free, Toni Garrn, Veroniek Gielken, Izabel Goulart, Gigi Hadid, Jessica Hart, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Chanel Iman, Jacquelyn Jablonski, Karlie Kloss, Karolina Kurkova, Magda Laguinge, Maryna Linchuk, Angela Lindvall, Sasha Luss, Eniko Mihalik, Arizona Muse, Kati Nescher, Soo Joo Park, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Irina Shayk, Natalie Siodmiak, Daria Strokous, Iris Stubegger, Lea Tisci, Anne Vyalitsyna, Liu Wen and Devon Windsor. Guests were treated to a retrospective exhibition of photographs to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Pirelli calendar and featuring the work of Hans Feurer, Norman Parkinson, Richard Avedon, Peter Lindbergh, Herb Ritts, Patrick Demarchelier, Mert and Marcus, Inez and Vinoodh, Peter Beard and Karl Lagerfeld. Cinema Against AIDS 21 was presented by WORLDVIEW ENTERTAINMENT, BOLD FILMS and BVLGARI. Signature Sponsors were THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY and MERCEDES-BENZ, Moët Hennessy was a Grand Philanthropist.

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