amfAR New York Gala Honoring Harvey Weinstein

by Maria Panskaya Photographed by Harvey Weinstein
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Last night, affluential celebrities and socialites gathered at Cipriani Wall Street to honor Harvey Weinstein, well-acclaimed producer and longtime supporter of amfAR, the HIV/AIDS research foundation. The New York gala has also served as a fashionable kick off to New York Fashion Week, with many guests showing off their best outfits—from Blake Lively in a Chanel golden cocktail dress to Diane Kruger in an elegant Prada gown with black-feather details.

The evening was followed by congratulatory remarks Uma Thurman, Diane Kruger, amfAR chairman Kenneth Cole and CEO Jevin Robert Frost delivered to recognize Weinstein’s 25 years of extensive philanthropic contributions to the AIDS research foundation and beyond. The charity auction also took place during the dinner and the magnificent Icona Pop and Charli XCX duet performance added to the overall cheerful and bohemian atmosphere of the ballroom.

Among the attendees were Hailey Baldwin, Tommy and Dee Hilfiger, Rachel Zoe, Paris Hilton, Jemima Kirke, Maria Cuomo, Izabel Goulart, Elsa Hosk, Karolina Kurkova, Andrew Saffir, Daniel Benedict, Lizzie Tisch, Asli Bayram, Cheyenne Jackson, Andreja Pejic, Lewis Hamilton, Sandra Lee, Ingrid Vandebosch, Jeff Gordon, Giovanna Battaglia, Robert De Niro and Jay Z.

Some of the previous amfAR honorees included Bill Clinton, Elizabeth Taylor, Diane von Furstenberg and Elton John.

Photos by Zach Hilty/


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