New York – On Wednesday night, Belvedere Vodka – the world’s first super premium vodka – sponsored the amfAR New York Gala, a star-studded black tie benefit honoring individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the fight against AIDS. Some of the world’s most well-known actors, musicians, designers and philanthropists gathered at the Cipriani Wall Street to enjoy specialty Belvedere Vodka cocktails, dinner, a live auction of luxury items and a special tribute to amfAR honorees, including Janet Jackson, Kenneth Cole and Heidi Klum.
Santigold set the tone for a dynamic evening with her opening performance of “Disparate Youth.” Ashley Greene stunned in a white-hot Giambattista Valli gown and was all smiles with Marie Claire’s Creative Director, Nina Garcia, who were seen taking photos of themselves on Ashley’s phone. Lindsay Lohan strutted the black carpet in vintage Roberto Cavalli. Alan Cumming sat alongside Governor Cuomo at Sarah Jessica Parker and Kenneth Cole’s table. At the same table, Michael Strahan was seen smooching with Nicole Murphy, Eddie Murphy’s ex-wife.
Cee-lo Green was spotted dropping $10,000 at the live auction and later closed the night with his 2006 Gnarls Barkley hit, “Crazy.” Michael Kors lost in a bidding war over a coveted print of John Lennon and Liza Minnelli. Kenneth Cole was honored at the event and was introduced by his brother-in-law, Governor Cuomo.
Notable guests in attendance included: Sarah Jessica Parker, Michael Kors, Janet Jackson, Kenneth Cole, Heidi Klum, Cee-lo Green, Michael Strahan, Lindsay Lohan, Ashley Greene, Alan Cumming, Governor Cuomo, Mayor Bloomberg, Andy Cohen, Jenna Elfman, Alexa Chung, Santigold, Nina Garcia, Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, Zac Posen, and Harry Belafonte.