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.
2. Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Elton 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.