amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Natalia Vodianova’s Naked Heart Foundation and amfAR host Fabulous Fund Fair in NYC

Halloween fundraising event was art directed by Jeff Koons

Nas and Charli XCX performed to a star-studded crowd


POST EVENT SUNDAY OCT 29th – Last night Naked Heart Foundation, helping children with special needs, and amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, joined forces for the first time to hold a magnificent Halloween edition of the Fabulous Fund Fair in New York City.

The event, held at Skylight Clarkson North, was art directed by Jeff Koons, with live entertainment including special performances by rap superstar Nas, and Grammy-nominated British pop sensation Charli XCX.

Notable guests, who included: Natalia Vodianova, Jeff Koons, Kenneth Cole, Nas, Charli XCX, Karlie Kloss, Anja Rubik, Izabel Goulart, Ellie Goulding, Constance Jablonski, Maria Borges, Shanina Shaik, Dree Hemingway, Teyana Taylor, Jessica Hart, Sofia Resing, Devon Windsor, Erika Linder, Amanda Wellsh, Jenna Lyons, Karmen Pedaru, Andreja Pejic, Ben Bowers, Paris Hilton, Nicky Hilton, Dylan Sprouse, Brooklyn Beckham, Mariacarla Boscono, Imaan Hammam, Amanda Googe, Zanita Whittington, Lindsay Ellingson, Naomi Campbell, Pat McGrath, Alexina Graham, Luma Grothe, Helena Bordon, Carolyn Murphy, Alla Kostromichova, Valery Kaufman, Inga and Keith Rubenstein, Ksenia Lukash, Anastasia Belyak and more, were treated to all the fun of the fair, including whimsical stalls, games, amusements, celebrity hosts, luxury prizes, delectables, and drinks from Moët Hennessy, the Official Wine and Spirits Partner.

The fundraiser featured a veritable roll call of the most fabulous brands, which each
hosted a fairground attraction for the delighted guests, including: Louis Vuitton, Dior, Givenchy, NET-A-PORTER, Guerlain, Messika, Stella McCartney, Veuve Clicquot, Chopard, Moncler, Buccellati, Balmain, ArtRamus, American Dream, NIRAV MODI, Enlightened, Sergio Rossi, and Kia Motors America, Official Vehicle Partner.

Attractions included:

  • Louis Vuitton Bumper Cars with Mariacarla Boscono 
  • Net-a-Bowling by NET-A-PORTER with Imaan Hammam  
  • Kia Gif Booth
  • Dior Shooting Stars with Amanda Googe
  • Dree Hemingway hosting Catch A Cat from Givenchy
  • Messika’s Marble Madness with Constance Jablonski
  • Stella McCartney’s Graveyard Rummage hosted by Anja Rubik
  • Izabel Goulart hosting Chopard Diamond Drop
  • Zanita Whittington and Lindsay Ellingson hosting sr1 Piñata Challenge by Sergio Rossi 
  • Guerlain Metéorites Storm with Sofia Resing
  • Pin The Tail by Balmain with Maria Borges, Alexina Graham and Luma Grothe
  • Dream Team from American Dream hosted by Shanina Shayk
  • Moncler’s Frightening Freezing Game with Jessica Hart
  • NIRAV MODI Jewel in a Box with Devon Windsor
  • Helena Bordon and Carolyn Murphy hosting Buccellati Skull Shy
  • Veuve Clicquot Hook-A-Spider
  • ArtRamus Glamorous Mask Photoshoot with Alla Kostromichova
  • Enlightened ice cream presented by Valery Kaufman
  • Jeff Koons Cracked Egg with Ellie Goulding


The evening also featured an immersive spectacle, codirected by Marina Glukhova, Laboratory ABC, in a creative consulting with Sleep No More, the award-winning theatrical experience, and produced by IJ Group International.

The event raised nearly $2 million in support of the important work of both charities. Naked Heart Foundation and amfAR were delighted to be working together for the first time. Both organizations are committed to advancing the health and well-being of children and adolescents and to supporting evidence-based policies and practices. For over a decade, amfAR has been improving treatment and care for children living with HIV through its TREAT Asia pediatric network. Naked Heart Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of children with special needs and their families through a wide range of free support services. 

For further information on Fabulous Fund Fair please contact:
Andrew Lister 
Catherine Lee

Note to editors:

About amfAR: 

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is one of the world's leading non-profit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and advocacy. Since 1985, amfAR has invested more than $480 million in its programs and has awarded more than 3,300 grants to research teams worldwide.
About Naked Heart Foundation: 

Naked Heart Foundation is a children’s charity founded by Natalia Vodianova in 2004. Its main mission is to help build an inclusive society that is open to people with disabilities and special needs, through encouraging play and creating free support services for affected families. To date over 180 accessible play facilities have been built, and the Foundation continues extensive work to prevent child institutionalization and develops a network of free, professional support services for families raising children with conditions such as autism, Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy and other special needs.