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New York, NY, September 3, 2019 — On Saturday, September 21, 2019, the eleventh annual amfAR Gala Milano to benefit amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, will be held in conjunction with
Milan Fashion Week. Federico Marchetti, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of YOOX NET-A-PORTER Group, will be the evening’s honoree. Carine Roitfeld will present him with amfAR’s Award of Courage.

Chairs of the event include Bianca Balti, Dan Caten, Dean Caten, Leonardo del Vecchio, Vasily Klyukin, David Mimran, Angela Missoni, Margherita Maccapani Missoni Amos, Lottie Moss, Olivia Palermo, Remo Ruffini, Ellen von Unwerth, Hormoz Vasfi, Francesco Vezzoli, and amfAR Global Fundraising Chairman Milutin Gatsby. Co-Chairs include Achille Boroli and Albena Trifonova.

The black-tie gala, consistently one of the most highly anticipated events of Milan Fashion Week, will be held at the Palazzo Mezzanotte and will include a cocktail reception and dinner featuring Perrier-Jouët Champagne and signature Absolut Elyx cocktails, a live auction, and a special
performance by international artist Rita Ora.

Throughout the years, the Italian fashion community has been exemplary in its support of amfAR, with fashion houses and designers underwriting and leading many of the Foundation’s most successful fundraising efforts. Like all amfAR events, amfAR Gala Milano will draw an exciting and diverse range of distinguished guests, including many of the celebrities, personalities, and designers associated with Milan Fashion Week, as well as famous names from the worlds of music, business, art, and international society.

In recent years, amfAR has paid tribute to British Vogue Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful, entrepreneur Lapo Elkann, the late Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Italia Franca Sozzani, President of OTB Group Renzo Rosso, Remo Ruffini of Moncler, and Angela Missoni for their outstanding personal commitment to the fight against AIDS. Past events have been chaired by the likes of Sharon Stone, Dakota Johnson, Heidi Klum, Rosario Dawson, Juliette Lewis, Janet Jackson, Coco Rocha, and Michelle Rodriguez. To date, amfAR Gala Milano has raised over $14 million for amfAR’s life-saving research.

Pernod Ricard is the Signature Partner of amfar Gala Milano, featuring Perrier-Jouët Champagne and Absolut Elyx. Wines generously provided by Boroli.

The amfAR Gala Milano is produced by Andy Boose/AAB Productions.

Official Hashtag of the Event: #amfARMilano
For more information, visit amfarwebdev01.wpengine.com/Milano-2019/

About amfAR:
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is one of the world’s leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and advocacy. Since 1985, amfAR has invested nearly $550 million in its programs and has awarded more than 3,300 grants to research teams worldwide.