Queen Latifah to Host amfAR Gala Cannes — Halsey, Gladys Knight, Adam Lambert, Bebe Rexha to Perform


New York, NY- April 25, 2023

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, will return to the Cannes International Film Festival on Thursday, May 25th, 2023, for the 29th edition of amfAR Gala Cannes. The event, which will take place at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc, will be hosted by Grammy award-winning and Academy award-nominated artist, actress, producer, label president, author, and entrepreneur Queen Latifah, and will feature live performances by Halsey, Gladys Knight, Adam Lambert, and Bebe Rexha. Long-time amfAR supporter Carine Roitfeld will, once again, curate the annual fashion show, which will include looks from the world’s top designers. Presenting sponsors include Aston Martin and The Red Sea International Film Festival. The evening’s Signature Sponsor will be Chopard. RVLV,home of next generation fashion retailers REVOLVE and FWRD, will be returning as the Presenting Sponsor for the amfAR Cannes After Party, which will be hosted once again in partnership with Los Angeles-based, hospitality and lifestyle marketing company The h.wood Group. Wine will be provided by Gerard Bertrand.

The exclusive black-tie event will include cocktails, dinner and an exciting live charity auction led by renowned auctioneer Simon de Pury. In the year that the iconic British ultra-luxury brand Aston Martin celebrates its 110th anniversary, the auction will see the sale of the first example of a unique Aston Martin model, all of the fashion show looks, and a collection of contemporary artworks and one-of-a-kind luxury items and experiences. The theme of this year’s fashion show will be “Icons” and will include looks by iconic designers and worn by iconic top models.

Chairs of this 29th edition of amfAR Gala Cannes will include Alexander Skarsgård, Angela Bassett, Carine Roitfeld, Coco Rocha, Don Cheadle, Ed Harris, Ethan Hawke, Eva Longoria, Heidi Klum, Jeffrey Wright, Milla Jovovich, Robert De Niro, Scarlett Johansson, Troye Sivan, amfAR Board Co-Chairs T. Ryan Greenawalt and Kevin McClatchy, amfAR’s Global Fundraising Chairman Milutin Gatsby, and amfAR Trustee Vin Roberti.

“We are thrilled to be returning to Cannes this year for what promises to be another exciting and memorable gala raising funds for amfAR’s lifesaving AIDS research programs,” said Kevin Robert Frost, amfAR Chief Executive Officer. “We are grateful to our generous sponsors, our event chairs and all our friends in the entertainment community for recognizing the importance of supporting amfAR’s work.”

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.

About Aston Martin
Aston Martin’s vision is to be the world’s most desirable, ultra-luxury British performance brand.

Founded in 1913 by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford, and this year celebrating its 110th anniversary, Aston Martin is acknowledged as an iconic global brand synonymous with style, luxury, performance, and exclusivity. Aston Martin fuses the latest technology, time honoured craftsmanship and beautiful styling to produce a range of critically acclaimed luxury models including the Vantage, DB11, DBS, DBX and its first hypercar, the Aston Martin Valkyrie.

2020 saw Lawrence Stroll become the company’s Executive Chairman, alongside significant new investment, a move that led to Aston Martin’s return to the pinnacle of motorsport with the Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One™ Team and commenced new era for the iconic British marque.

About the Red Sea International Film Festival
Red Sea International Film Festival provides a platform for Arab filmmakers and industry professionals from around the world to connect, host feature and short film competitions, and present a series of events, masterclasses, and workshops to support emerging talent. Running alongside the Festival is the Red Sea Souk, the Festival’s industry market, designed for global exchange and partnerships between the international and Saudi film industries. The four-day market will offer a packed program of curated events to foster co-production, international distribution, and new business opportunities. The Souk offers unbeatable access to the new vibrant Saudi scene, as well as the best of the Arab market through pitching sessions, one-on-one meetings, screenings, industry talks, and networking events.

For further press information: media@redseafilmfest.com

About Revolve Group, Inc.
Revolve Group, Inc. (NYSE: RVLV) is the next-generation fashion retailer for Millennial and Generation Z consumers. As a trusted premium lifestyle brand and a go-to online source for discovery and inspiration, we deliver an engaging customer experience from a vast yet curated offering of apparel, footwear, accessories, beauty and home products. Our dynamic platform connects a deeply engaged community of millions of consumers, thousands of global fashion influencers and more than 1,000 emerging, established and owned brands. We were founded in 2003 by our co-CEOs, Michael Mente and Mike Karanikolas. We sell merchandise through two complementary segments, REVOLVE and FWRD, that leverage one platform. Through REVOLVE, we offer an assortment of premium apparel, footwear, accessories and beauty products from emerging, established and owned brands. Through FWRD, we offer an assortment of curated and elevated iconic and emerging luxury brands. For more information, visit www.revolve.com.

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

Contact: Bennah Serfaty, amfAR Senior Director, Communications, Bennah.serfaty@amfar.org

For credential requests please email: melissa.rubenstein@amfar.org