On Thursday, September 21st, 2017, the ninth annual amfAR Gala Milano for amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, will be held in conjunction with Milan Fashion Week.

Italian fashion designer, women right’s activist, and longtime friend of amfAR, Angela Missoni, will be presented with amfAR’s Award of Courage in recognition of her personal commitment to the fight against AIDS.

Chairs of the event include Milla Jovovich, Donatella Versace, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Irina Shayk, Sara Sampaio, Jourdan Dunn, Karolina Kurkova, Dan Caten, Dean Caten, Bianca Balti, Ronnie Budja, Emanuele Farneti, Silvia Fendi, Nayla Hayek, Vasily Klyukin, Thomas Leclercq, Federico Marchetti, Margherita Maccapani Missoni Amos, Vincent Roberti, Renzo Rosso, Remo Ruffini, Ellen von Unwerth, amfAR Global Fundraising Chairman Milutin Gatsby, and amfAR Chairman of the Board Kenneth Cole.

The black-tie gala, consistently one of the most highly anticipated events of Milan Fashion Week, will return to the historic La Permanente and feature a cocktail reception, dinner, live auction, and special performances by the great Andrea Bocelli.

Throughout 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. Like all amfAR events, amfAR Gala Milano will draw an exciting and diverse range of distinguished guests, including many of the celebrities, personalities, and designers associated with Milan Fashion Week, as well as famous names from the worlds of music, business, art, and international society. In recent years, amfAR has paid tribute to entrepreneur Lapo Elkann, the late Editor in Chief of Vogue Italia Franca Sozzani, President of OTB Group Renzo Rosso, and Remo Ruffini of Moncler for their outstanding personal commitment to the fight against AIDS. Past events have been chaired by the likes of Sharon Stone, Dakota Johnson, Heidi Klum, Rosario Dawson, Juliette Lewis, Janet Jackson, Jeremy Piven, Coco Rocha, Michelle Rodriguez, and more. To date, amfAR Gala Milano has raised over $12 million for amfAR’s life-saving research.

Harry Winston is the Presenting Sponsor of the amfAR Gala Milano. Mo√ęt Hennessy is the Signature Sponsor. Delta Air Lines is the Official Airline of amfAR.

The amfAR Gala Milano is produced by Andy Boose/AAB Productions.

Official Hashtag of the Event: #amfARMilano
For more information, visit www.amfar.org/milano2017/.

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