Star studded amfAR charity auction at Hotel du Cap in Cannes 2012
The amfAR 'Cinema against AIDS' auction and dinner held at the
Hotel du Cap to coincide with the Cannes Film Festival 2012 raised
10 million euro last night as over a dozen lots that ranged from a
wardrobe selected by Carine Roitfield to a diamond studded Mickey
Mouse pendant by Chopard and a Damian Hirst paintings came under
The evening opened with Harvery Weinstein and Heidi Klum
starting off the auction and enticing 1000 guests to part with as
much money as possible to help this AIDS charity. Auctioneers Simon
de Pury and Humphrey Butler provided a lively show and Butler
kicked off with a Cartier Perpetual Calendar watch which he
promised: " will make you look as sexy as Heidi and as rich as
Harvey." To add interest to the lot, Heidi promised to give the top
bidder a massage.
Janet Jackson took to the stage to present Damien Hirst's
'Beautiful Nectar' painting that sold for 700,000 euros and Eva
Herzigova offered her black leather Dior dress to complete the
Elizabeth Taylor Redemption Chopper motorbike lot. Mila Jovovich
and Doutzen Kroes entered into a bidding frenzy for the L'Oreal
customised lipstick in diamond set case by Chopard. Diane Kruger
and Karl Lagerfeld presented the portrait session with Peter
Lindbergh but one of the most hotly contested lots was the
opportunity to star in a film by Karl Lagerfeld and Harvey
Weinstein that sold twice over with the top prize of 500,000 euros
offered by a Russian couple.
Antonio Banderas sung a few lines from the song "Besame Mucho"
and Jessie J electrified with her sexy rendition of "Price Tag" in
a red dress slashed to the thigh.
Chopard, who have long been supporter so this event co-sponsored
the evening and donated generously with diamond-set Mickey Mouse
pendant and a portrait of Mariyn Monroe by Milton H Greene.