On February 10 amfAR kicked off New York City’s annual fashion week with its own annual New York Gala, honoring its founding chairman Mathilde Krim, PhD, President Bill Clinton, Diane von Furstenberg and amfAR founding international chairman Elizabeth Taylor. The black-tie event marked amfAR’s 25th year and raised more than $1.5 million for AIDS research. 

1. Marc Mezvinsky, Chelsea Clinton and Kenneth Cole posed for shots on the red carpet. Later in the evening, Chelsea Clinton presented the Award of Courage for distinguished service to her father.

2. Stevie Wonder, Gladys KnightElton John and Dionne Warwick reunited to perform their hit “That’s What Friends Are For.” 

3. Actor Richard Gere  opened the evening and introduced amfAR chairman Kenneth Cole.

4. Former President Bill Clinton accepted his award for outstanding leadership and for playing a vital role in raising AIDS awareness and fast-tracking HIV/AIDS research.