Carine Roitfeld dedicated the 2019 amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala to Karl Lagerfeld and David Bowie.
The annual event, held as part of the Cannes Film Festival, is always a fashionable affair, with Roitfeld acting as curator for the past seven years.
For the 26th gala, a rock and roll themed event with the title We Can Be Heroes, the CR Fashion Book editor paid homage to her late friend Lagerfeld, whose sudden death at the age of 85 shocked the world in February.
“Karl was always involved in the event, always attending, joining my table and making sure that any brand he was involved with, whether Chanel or Fendi, was always a big partner in the show and donated clothes,” she said, reports Vogue. “He can’t be with us this evening, but I think he would like what we’ve done because he was also a big fan of David Bowie.”
As well as a host of stars turning out for the bash, there was also a runway show, featuring the likes of Winnie Harlow and Stella Maxwell, who walked in pieces from Givenchy, Alexandre Vauthier and Tommy Hilfiger.
“We’re not here just to have fun, we’re here as a collective with the goal to raise a million. Fashion cares,” Harlow shared.
One of the biggest talking points of the night was the dresses worn by Kendall Jenner, Chiara Ferragni, Bianca Brandolini, Chris Lee, H.E.R. and Ross Lynch, who all debuted designs from Giambattista Valli’s new H&M collection.
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