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Carine and Karl Help amfAR Gala Raise a Record-Breaking $11M


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. 

Carine and Karl Help amfAR Gala Raise a Record Breaking $11M

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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]

Written by Lester Brathwaite

I was center square from 1969 to 1978, during which I perfected the art of the zing as well as a crippling cocaine addiction. Bea Arthur was responsible for both. @LesFabian lester dot brathwaite at gmail