Edward Enninful Receives amfAR Award of Courage during Milan Fashion Week

BRAVE BOY: British Vogue editor in chief Edward Enninful received amfAR’s Award of Courage in recognition of his outstanding personal commitment to the fight against AIDS on Saturday night, during the tenth Milan edition of the gala event.
“Growing up in West London in the Eighties, I saw the hostility, fear and rejection that HIV brought to the gay community. Those were difficult times that will never be forgotten. Many men and women refused to surrender in the face of this global crisis and yet today the greatest battle left to fight against HIV is stigma,” he said during his speech. He was introduced on the stage by Adwoa Aboah, the model who appeared on the cover of British Vogue’s first issue under the direction of Enninful.
“In a world that is increasingly divided we must remember: We’re more alike than we are different. This is not the disease of others. We all share the responsibility to promote tolerance and compassion for each other within our communities,” Enninful said. “British Vogue is about being inclusive, it’s about being brave, it’s about representing the under-represented with a voice. My Courage Award goes to all the brave people that continue to drive us forward

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2018 Cannes Film Festival: Vanessa Redgrave and Sienna Miller Among Hosts at AmfAR Gala

WOMAN’S HOUR: Female directors may have gotten short shrift in the official lineup of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, with only three women-helmed films in competition, but amfAR’s annual Cinema Against AIDS gala should help make up for it.
The non-profit organization said on Tuesday it has selected 25 women from the worlds of fashion and film to be the honorary chairs of the event’s 25th edition, to be held at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes on May 17.
They include Sienna Miller and Vanessa Redgrave — both vocal supporters of the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements — Katy Perry, Aishwarya Rai, Heidi Klum, Linda Evangelista, Angela Missoni and Donatella Versace.
The theme of this year’s Carine Roitfeld-curated benefit fashion show, starring 40 top models in one-of-a-kind looks from a range of brands, will be “And Woman Created All.”
‪Grammy Award-winning artist Pharrell Williams‪ will be the night’s headlining act.
The late Dame Elizabeth Taylor — amfAR’s founding international chairman — hosted the foundation’s first ever Cannes gala in 1993, with personalities including President Bill Clinton, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Robert De Niro, Sir ‪Elton John and Madonna carrying the torch in subsequent years.
Bold Films and Chopard are the main sponsors of this year’s

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Kenneth Cole Resigns as amfAR Chairman Amid Controversy Over Harvey Weinstein Deal

Kenneth Cole announced that he has stepped down as board chairman of AIDS research charity amfAR after serving on its board for more than 30 years. The news comes months after reports surfaced that the fashion designer allegedly made a deal to funnel charity proceeds to Harvey Weinstein’s investors. “Today my 14-year term as chairman concludes,” Cole […]



‘Hot Convict’ Jeremy Meeks Hangs With Nicki Minaj At AmFAR Gala

”Hot Convict” Jeremy Meeks is making the rounds at the Cannes Film Festival

The model, who was discovered after the Stockton police department posted his mugshot to Facebook, was released from prison in March 2016 and has had a skyrocketing modeling career ever since.

Meeks attended the amfAR gala on Thursday night. Dressed in all black with diamond skulls on his loafers, he smoldered on the red carpet before mingling with stars.

At the gala, Meeks mingled with various guests, including Nicki Minaj and designer Philipp Plein. 

Meeks walked at Philipp Plein’s resort 2018 show in Cannes on Wednesday. The model appeared alongside Paris Hilton at the show and spent time time with Carine Roitfeld, the former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris. 

“Thank you Philipp plein for an amazing show and Cannes experience!!!” Meeks wrote on Instagram. 

Thank you Philipp plein for an amazing show and Cannes experience !!!

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Just a few months ago, Meeks walked for Plein at New York Fashion Week. We hope we’ll be seeing a lot more of him around the globe. 

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2017 Cannes Film Festival: Carine Roitfeld Shares amfAR Show Looks

CATWALK GOLD: A dose of old-school Hollywood Glamour is about to hit the 2017 Cannes Film Festival in spectacular fashion. Carine Roitfeld, who has been helping amfAR organize the fashion show component of its annual Cinema Against AIDS gala for the past few years, has titled the 2017 extravaganza “The Golden Age of Hollywood.”
The event is scheduled to take place at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France, on May 25. As reported, chairs of the event include Nicole Kidman, Jessica Chastain, Vanessa Redgrave, Diane Kruger, and Dustin and Lisa Hoffman.
“I suggest that we all take a cue from [Marlene] Dietrich,” said Roitfeld in a letter introducing the show’s theme.
One-of-a-kind looks due to hit the runway before being auctioned off include a black velvet and silk long-sleeve gown by Balmain; a white robe with lace trim worn over light pink jumpsuit with lace trim by Chanel; a low-cut pleated gown with black pleated tulle overlay by Dior, and a gold V-neck gown with elbow-length sleeves by Gucci. Looks are to be accessorized by Harry Winston jewels, and more than 30 fashion houses will be participating in the event.

A sketch of the look created by Chanel for the amfAR Golden Age

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