Carine and Karl Help amfAR Gala Raise a Record-Breaking $11M
May 29, 2012 - by Lester Brathwaite
It pays to have friends in high fashion places. The annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala held last week during the Cannes Film Festival brought in a record-breaking $11 million thanks to a little help from Carine Rotifeld and company.
Roitfeld curated a fashion show -- the first in Cannes' 65-year-history -- featuring designs by Tom Ford, Versace, Christopher Kane and Lanvin, with the clothes auctioned off as a single lot for 300,000 (about $377,000).
Other big ticket items included a role in a short film directed by Karl Lagerfeld and produced by Harvey Weinstein, which went for 850,000 ($1,069,000); a private photo shoot with legendary lensman Peter Lindbergh was auctioned off for 90,000 ($113,000); and a signed print of Andy Warhol's Marilyn 29, 1967 sold for 600,000 ($754,000). [Telegraph]