amfAR Returns to Cannes with Performances by Christina Aguilera, Ricky Martin, Charli XCX


Robert De Niro Confirmed as Honored Guest

Carine Roitfeld To Curate Annual Fashion Show

New York, NY- April 26, 2022–amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, will return to the Cannes International Film Festival on Thursday, May 26, 2022, for the 28th edition of amfAR Gala Cannes. The event, which will take place at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc, will feature live performances by Christina Aguilera, Ricky Martin and Charli XCX,with legendary actor, director and producer Robert De Niro serving as the evening’s honored guest. Longtime amfAR supporter Carine Roitfeld will curate the annual fashion show, which will includelooks from the world’s top designers.

The exclusive black-tie event will include cocktails, dinner and an exciting live auction led by renowned auctioneer Simon de Pury. The auction, sponsored by FTX, will include all show looks, along with a collection of contemporary artworks and one-of-a-kind luxury items and experiences. The theme of this year’s fashion show will be “Let’s Get Married” and it will include looks by Oscar de la Renta, Loewe, Louis Vuitton, Louis Vuitton Men, Givenchy, Gucci, Chanel, Saint Laurent, De Fursac, Balenciaga, Fendi, Tom Ford, Jacquemus, Valentino, Giambattista Valli, Armani, Alaia, Burberry, Versace, Alled Martinez, Monot, Nensi Dojaka, and Dior, among many others, worn by some of the world’s top models.

Chairs of this 28th edition of amfAR Gala Cannes will include Baz Luhrmann, Carine RoitfeldCaroline Scheufele, Cynthia Erivo, Ever Gabo Anderson, Kate Hudson, LaKeith Stanfield, Laura Linney, Lauren Remington Platt, Michelle Williams, Milla Jovovich, Mohammed Al-Turki, Sam Bankman-Fried, Vanessa Hudgens, amfAR Board Co-Chairs T. Ryan GreenawaltandKevin McClatchy, and amfAR Trustee Vin Roberti.

Presenting Sponsors are FTX and Red Sea International Film Festival. FTX will be the official cryptocurrency partner for amfAR Gala Cannes.

Signature sponsors include Chopard and Jelenew, who is working with fashion designer Stéphane Rolland to create a custom dress to be worn at the event.

The official beauty partner of the fashion show is Charlotte Tilbury which will provide skincare and make-up products for the event as well as professional make-up artists.  

amfAR will adhere to strict Covid-19 safety protocols and will take great care to ensure all health guidelines are respected at the event.

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 $617 million in its programs and has awarded more than 3,500 grants to research teams worldwide. 

amfAR Gala Cannes has raised a cumulative total of more than $245 million for amfAR’s lifesaving AIDS research. This extraordinary success has enabled the Foundation to make critical research investments that have brought us within reach of a cure for HIV. 

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

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Bennah Serfaty
amfAR Senior Director

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