Friday 31 October 2014

The hottest night in the South of France as Victoria's Secret supermodels strut their stuff for charity

Published 23/05/2014 | 19:29

Irina Shayk walks the runway during amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala
Irina Shayk walks the runway during amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala

Heaven must be missing more than a few angels...Victoria's Secret ones at least.

The world's biggest supermodels took the runway at the annual amfAR gala at the Cannes Film Festival and showed exactly why they're the best in the business.

Irina Shayk, Alessandra Ambrosio, Karolina Kurkova, Karlie Koss, Chanel Iman and Jourdan Dunn are just some of the names who put their best feet forward for the exclusive charity fashion show.

The amFAR gala raises funds for AIDS research and it's only fitting that this group of catwalk queens donned red ensembles for the occasion.

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The event, organised by Harvey Weinstein, raised a record-breaking $35m this year, shattering past efforts which also raised millions.

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Among the valuable items for auction was a voyage to the moon, donated by Leonardo DiCaprio, whose girlfriend Toni Garrn was also walking in the show.

The 39-year-old Inception actor attended the star-studded annual amFAR auction Thursday, which was held the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc just outside Cannes, France.

The event raises money for AIDS research charities and apparently Leonardo contributed a huge amount to the cause.

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According to Variety, the Wolf of Wall Street star successfully auctioned off a trip to space for 700,000 Euros, which is nearly $1 million. Leonardo will accompany the bidder on the journey in 2015.

Several huge names were in attendance at the gala, including event chairs Sharon Stone, Harvey Weinstein, Milla Jovovich, Heidi Klum and John Travolta. Other A-list guests included Jane Fonda, Marion Cotillard, Rosario Dawson, Justin Bieber, Jessica Chastain, Gael Garcia Bernal, Adrian Grenier, Kellan Lutz, Michelle Rodriguez, and Paris Hilton.

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Around 40 supermodels wore red gowns to the party in honour of AIDS awareness and their dresses were auctioned off to Russian businessman Igor Susin later in the night for 3.5 million Euros, which is just under $4.8 million.

Igor purchased the garments for his wife Ina, who says she will put the clothes to good use.

“I will wear the first one on my birthday,” Ina said. “I will wear them all.”

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Sharon addressed amFAR auction guests powerfully, giving a moving speech on what they aimed to accomplish on the night.

“Today is the day we can say we have a cure for pediatric AIDS,” she said to loud applause.

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“There were many times we came here over the years where we’re failing.

“Now we are in the beginning of the end of AIDS.”

This amFAR event garnered $38 million for AIDS charities, a record-breaking figure.

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