On Wednesday, February 7, 2018, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, will kick off New York Fashion Week with its annual amfAR Gala New York at Cipriani Wall Street and will pay tribute to writer, producer, and director Lee Daniels and W Magazine’s Stefano Tonchi for their longstanding commitment to the fight against AIDS.
The amfAR Gala New York, now in its 20th year, will feature dinner, a live auction, honoree tributes, and a special musical performance by pop sensation Halsey.
Event Chairs include Scarlett Johansson, Whoopi Goldberg, Chloë Sevigny, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, Heidi Klum, Sienna Miller, Iman, Laura Linney, Linda Evangelista, Taraji P. Henson, Zac Posen, Alan Cumming, Carine Roitfeld, Alex Soros, Riccardo Silva, amfAR Chairman of the Board Kenneth Cole, and amfAR Global Fundraising Chairman Milutin Gatsby. Co-
Chairs include Emily Ratajkowski, Hailey Baldwin, Irina Shayk, Maggio Cipriani, Susanne Hatje, Johnny Lin, Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, and Baran Süzer.
The amfAR Gala New York is one of New York City’s most successful and high-profile AIDS benefits. Previous honorees include President Bill Clinton, Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Kenneth Cole, Diane von Furstenberg, Yves Carcelle, Sir Elton John and David Furnish, Clive Davis, Richard Gere, Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Hanks, Janet Jackson, Quincy Jones, Donna Karan, Heidi Klum, Lorne Michaels, Liza Minnelli, Rosie O'Donnell, Natasha Richardson, Carine Roitfeld, Caroline Scheufele, Julian Schnabel, Sharon Stone, Barbara Walters, Robin Williams, Scarlett Johansson, Donatella Versace, and Anna Wintour.
The event’s Signature Sponsors are Bloomingdale’s, Delta Air Lines, and MP Management. Mandarin Oriental, New York is the Associate Sponsor. Delta Air Lines is the Official Airline of amfAR.
The amfAR Gala New York is produced by Andrew Boose/AAB Productions.