Gala near Cannes raises $15 million for AIDS research

/ 04:38 PM May 25, 2019

ANTIBES, France — A signed portrait of Mick Jagger by Andy Warhol, a motorcycle designed by Lewis Hamilton and a vacation at a private island off Tanzania were some of the items that raised $15 million at the 26th amfAR gala and auction.

The event, which raises money for AIDS research, is a fixture during the Cannes Film Festival with its black-tie dinner, star-filled live auction and a designer fashion show.


Mariah Carey gave a special performance along with Tom Jones and Dua Lipa during Thursday’s event. Charli XCX provided the entertainment at the after-party.

Dua Lipa

Singer Dua Lipa. Image: Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP

Kendall Jenner, Antonio Banderas, Pamela Anderson, Patricia Arquette, Rebel Wilson and Adrien Brody were in attendance.


Kendall Jenner

Model Kendall Jenner. Image: Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP

Rebel Wilson

Rebel Wilson. Image: Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP

Eva Longoria

Actress Eva Longoria. Image: Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP

The Warhol screen print raised 325,000 euros ($363,436) and a Takashi Murakami sculpture for 1,800,000 euros ($2 million). NVG


This guy recreated memorable Met Gala looks and more, using unlikely objects—from vegetables to household items!

Stars raise millions at Cannes edition of AIDS charity gala

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: AIDS, amfAR gala, Auction, Cannes, Cannes Film Festival, Dua Lipa, Kendall Jenner, Mariah Carey
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.