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amfAR Gala Kicks off NY Fashion Week

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The amfAR New York Gala is the official kickoff to New York Fashion Week and the Foundation’s signature annual benefit at Cipriani Wall Street. The star-studded black-tie gala is eagerly anticipated as a highlight of the city’s philanthropic and social calendar.

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Who Was There: Kelly Rowland, Selita Ebanks,Lily Alridge, Cara Delevigne, Michelle Rodriguez, Chanel Iman, Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann, Coco Rocha, Robin Wright, DJ Hannah Bronfman, Karolina Karkova, Gretchen Mol, Jane Krakowski.

What they wore: Karolina Kurkova wore a black Armani dress.

Dree Hemingway wore a Chloe Resort pants outfit.

Ajak Deng wore a Kaufmanfranco gown.

Each year the Award of Courage is presented to individuals who have made exceptionally important contributions to amfAR and the fight against AIDS. This year’s honorees are Peter Lindbergh, Vanessa Redgrave, and Joely Richardson.

Grammy winning producers Nile Rodgers & Chic provided the live entertainment for the evening.

Past recipients of the award include amfAR Chairman of the Board Kenneth Cole, Janet Jackson, Heidi Klum, President Bill Clinton, Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Sir Elton John and David Furnish, Carine Roitfeld, Sharon Stone, Clive Davis, Tom Hanks, Quincy Jones, Donna Karan, Diane von Furstenberg, and Anna Wintour. Unforgettable entertainment has been provided by world class performers including Lady Gaga, Cee Lo Green, Santigold, Elton John, Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Theophilus London, Janelle Monae, and Liza Minnelli.

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