Saturday, August 24, 2013

Smacksy Saturday Photo: Hanging Out

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  1. Last night's amfAR Gala at the Cannes Film Festival was so starry it's probably easier to list who wasn't there. British model-of-the-moment Cara Delevingne, despite having attended every other party this week, was notably absent - perhaps something louis vuitton replica to do with her rumoured ex-girlfriend Michelle Rodriguez snagging an invite? In any case Leonardo DiCaprio, John Travolta and France's former 'First Lady' Carla Bruni there were there to help raise a staggering $38 million ($22.5m) for amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research.

    Carine Roitfeld, the renowned fashion stylist, staged a red-themed fashion show in tribute to Marilyn Monroe, and roped the most in-demand models in the world - Karolina Kurkova, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jessica Hart, Liu Wen, Jordan Dunn and fake louis vuitton bags Karlie Kloss - into taking to the catwalk.

    The scarlett-hued designs were donated by Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Roberto Cavalli and more, and fetched a total of $3.5 million ($2.8m). Bulgari, one of the event's sponsors, auctioned a serpentine necklace with the help of Bruni, which sold for $400,000 ($324,000). A pair of Chanel gloves found their way onto someone's fingers for the sum of $10,000 ($8,100). Reuters report that artworks fetched the highest prices, with a gilded skeleton of a woolly mammoth in a steel and glass box by replica louis vuitton handbags Damien Hirst fetching $15 million ($8.9m); a Picasso sketch sold for $380,000 ($308,000) and a print of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol sold for $350,000 ($283,000).

    Conchita Wurst, the bearded Austrian winner of Eurovision Song Contest called the event staged at the luxurious Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, "really lovely," adding: "This is the life I always wanted." AmfAR has raised some $120 million ($71m) in the 20 years it has thrown the gala during the Cannes film festival.