On Saturday, September 20th, 2014, Heidi Klum will return to Milan to host amfAR Milano, the sixth annual benefit for amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, held in conjunction with Milan Fashion Week.
Rosario Dawson, Jeremy Piven, and Coco Rocha will also travel to Milan on behalf of amfAR to serve as Event Chairs of amfAR Milano, alongside amfAR Chairman Kenneth Cole, Goga Ashkenazi, BVLGARI CEO Jean-Christophe Babin, Milutin Gatsby, and Vin Roberti. Also attending are BVLGARI brand ambassadors Alexander Ludwig, Jon Kortajarena, and Isabella Ferrari.
Moncler Group President and Creative Director Remo Ruffini will be presented with amfAR’s Award of Courage at the amfAR Milano gala, in recognition of his outstanding personal commitment to the fight against AIDS, as well as his leadership in generating valuable corporate support of amfAR by the Moncler brand.
The black-tie gala, consistently one of the most highly anticipated events of Milan Fashion Week, will return to historic La Permanente and will feature cocktails, dinner, a live auction, and a special performance by legendary singer and style icon Grace Jones.
Vionnet will present the official amfAR Milano after-party.
Through the years, the Italian fashion community has been exemplary in its support of amfAR, with fashion houses and designers underwriting and leading many of the Foundation’s most successful fundraising efforts. Since amfAR’s first international benefit, held in 1993 during the Cannes Film Festival and hosted by amfAR Founding International Chairman Dame Elizabeth Taylor, the Foundation’s international galas in Milan, New York, Cannes, Venice, Rome, and beyond have become some of the most high-profile and eagerly anticipated charity events in the world and have helped raise millions for critical AIDS research programs.
Says BVLGARI CEO Jean-Christophe Babin: “We are so pleased to be involved, once again, with amfAR. The battle against AIDS is an important one and it’s essential that the cause remains topical. As individuals, it’s difficult to maintain the drive, commitment and financial resources, which is why events such as this, which bring together so many important and high profile players, are so vital to the cause. BVLGARI’s association with Elizabeth Taylor, amfAR’s Founding International Chairman, goes back decades and our role as co-sponsor of this event is, in part, in honor of her cherished memory and the incredible work she did in the fight against AIDS.”
amfAR Milano will be presented by BVLGARI and Mercedes-Benz. Delta Air Lines is the Official Airline of amfAR.