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Look to the Stars – amfAR Announces Star-Studded 2017 Gala Cannes Event

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May 17, 2017 12:00 pm

amfAR's 20th Annual Cinema Against AIDS - DinnerThe amfAR Gala Cannes event will take place later this month.

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Nicole Kidman, Jessica Chastain, Dustin and Lisa Hoffman, Diane Kruger, Milla Jovovich, Eva Longoria, Carine Roitfeld, Pedro Almodóvar, David Lynch, Vanessa Redgrave, amfAR Chairman of the Board Kenneth Cole, and amfAR Global Fundraising Chairman Milutin Gatsby will be among the chairs of the 24th edition of amfAR’s world-renowned amfAR Gala Cannes event, to be held on May 25, 2017, during the Cannes Film Festival. Other event chairs include Len Blavatnik, Nayla Hayek, Michel Litvak, and Vincent Roberti.

The annual star-studded event is one of the world’s most successful benefits, and is the most coveted ticket during the Cannes International Film Festival. Held at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France, this glamorous and unpredictable gala will include several musical performances and a parade of prominent appearances, as many of the celebrity guests help with the event’s exciting live auction of exclusive items and experiences.

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Longtime amfAR supporter Carine Roitfeld will once again curate a fashion show of one-of-a-kind looks from a who’s who of the world’s most celebrated fashion designers. Forty of the world’s top models will participate in the spectacular Golden Age of Hollywood Collection runway presentation, accessorized with jewelry by Harry Winston.

Harry Winston and Bold Films are the Presenting Sponsors of the amfAR Gala Cannes. Moët Hennessy, Persol, and Renault are the event’s Signature Sponsors. Throughout the evening, guests will enjoy Belvedere Vodka’s specialty amfAR Martini Cocktail, Hennessy X.O, Moët & Chandon Impérial, Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay and other fine wines and spirits from the Moët Hennessy portfolio. Delta Air Lines is the Official Airline of amfAR.

After the amfAR Gala Cannes dinner, guests will be invited to the exclusive After Party, presented by Moncler.

amfAR’s annual amfAR Gala Cannes events have been important and successful fundraising events for the Foundation for over two decades, generating more than $190 million for amfAR’s life-saving research programs and keeping the fight against AIDS in the global media spotlight. amfAR continues to fund HIV/AIDS researchers worldwide, and works to translate their research into effective policy, prevention, and treatment education programs around the globe. Additionally, amfAR recently launched the Countdown to a Cure for AIDS Initiative, aimed at finding a broadly applicable cure for HIV by 2020.

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Countdown to a Cure is designed to intensify amfAR’s cure-focused HIV research program with plans to strategically invest $100 million in cure research over the next five years, with the amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research, an innovative collaborative enterprise based at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) as the cornerstone.

Past events have been chaired by amfAR’s late Founding International Chairman Dame Elizabeth Taylor, who hosted the first amfAR Gala Cannes in 1993, President Bill Clinton, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Robert De Niro, Sir Elton John, and Madonna, among many others.

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

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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and TV Critic at TheHollywoodTimes.today, a website that aggregates showbiz news curated for, and written by, insiders of the entertainment industry. (@HwoodTimes @TheHollywood.Times) Milano, whose extraordinary talents for networking in the famously tight-clad enclave of Hollywood have placed her at the center of the industry’s top red carpets and events since 1984, heads daily operations of a uniquely accessible, yet carefully targeted publication. For years, Milano sat on the board as a chief organizer of the Television Critics Association’s press tours, held twice a year in Beverly Hills and Pasadena. She has written for Communications Daily, Discover Hollywood, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International, and contributed to countless other magazines and digests. Valerie works closely with the Human Rights Campaign as a distinguished Fed Club Council Member. She also works with GLSEN, GLAAD, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal, and the Desert Aids Project, in addition to donating both time and finances to high-profile nonprofits. She has been an active member of the Los Angeles Press Club for a couple of years and looks forward to the possibility of contributing to the future success of its endeavors. Milano’s passion for meeting people extends from Los Feliz to her favorite getaway, Palm Springs. There, she is a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and a prominent Old Las Palmas-area patron.