On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 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 actress and longtime amfAR supporter Milla Jovovich, legendary fashion photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, and tireless amfAR supporter and auctioneer Simon de Pury for their longstanding commitment to the fight against AIDS.
The amfAR Gala New York, now in its 21st year, will feature dinner, a live auction, honoree tributes, and a special musical performance by Grammy Award-winning and Billboard Chart-topping artist/producer duo The Chainsmokers, with special guest Kelsea Ballerini. During the dinner, guests will enjoy Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Champagne.
Event Chairs include Lily Aldridge, Alessandra Ambrosio, Andy Cohen, Alan Cumming, Lena Dunham, Isabeli Fontana, Kim Kardashian, Heidi Klum, Karolina Kurkova, Laura Linney, Nina Garcia, Milutin Gatsby, Julian Lennon, David Maupin, Julia Roberts, Chloë Sevigny, and Stefano Tonchi.
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, Diane von Furstenberg, 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.
For the second annual year, Perrier-Jouët Champagne proudly supports amfAR as the event Signature Sponsor. Mandarin Oriental, New York is the Associate Sponsor.
The amfAR Gala New York is produced by Andrew Boose/AAB Productions.