Robin Thicke Performs At amfAR's Cinema Against AIDSby The Daily Eye Team May 28 2014, 12:32 pm Estimated Reading Time: 1 min, 5 secs
The 21st annual Cinema Against AIDS raised a record $35 million last week, 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 co-founder Dame Elizabeth Taylor, sold for $550,000.