Stars came out in force last night to support amfAR’s 25th annual amfAR Gala Cannes at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, during the Cannes International Film Festival.
The event’s legendary live auction surpassed totals from last year with items like the Carine Roitfeld curated fashion show dresses which fetched as much $1.7 million; a Pierce Brosnan original painting which sold for $1.4 million; a fully restored and upgraded 1964 S3 Bentley Convertible from Byrnes Motor Trust Restorations (BMT), introduced by Heidi Klum and Benicio Del Toro, which sold for over $800,000; and a Joe Bradley painting which brought in nearly $1 million. The black-tie event, was presented by Bold Films and Chopard.
The unforgettable evening featured four spectacular performances by some of the biggest names in music. Legendary Grammy-winning musicians Sting and Shaggy performed Police classic “Every Breath You Take,” as well as “Don’t Make Me Wait,” and “Morning Is Coming,” from their new collaborative album 44/876. Singer and style icon Grace Jones entertained the crowd with a fierce performance of “La Vie En Rose” and “Pull Up to the Bumper.” Grammy-nominated British pop star Ellie Goulding opened the night with her hit singles, “Burn” and “On My Mind.” And pop and R&B sensation Jason Derulo closed the evening and had guests out of their seats with an explosive performance of “Trumpets,” Swalla,” and “Talk Dirty,” among others.