Rosario Dawson, musician Harry Belafonte and fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier have been honored at the annual amfAR gala in New York City for their continued work in the fight against AIDS.
Award presenters Chris Rock, Whoopi Goldberg and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour joined guests including Heidi Klum, Naomi Campbell, Paris Hilton, Kendall Jenner and Karlie Kloss for Wednesday’s bash at Cipriani Wall Street for the traditional kick off for New York Fashion Week.
During her acceptance speech at the black tie event, Sin City star Dawson hailed her adopted uncle Frank, who has been living with HIV since 1984, as her “hero” and dedicated her prize to her mother Isabel Celeste, as she was celebrating her birthday that night, while Belafonte paid tribute to amfAR co-founder Elizabeth Taylor, thanking charity bosses for helping him to make a difference, revealing, “We have a new and enlightened global community; we are now on the threshold of breakthroughs that never existed before we stepped into the fray.”
The event, which featured a performance from Dame Shirley Bassey and an art auction, raised $2.2 million for the cause.
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