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May 30, 2014

Lucire’s Instagram round-up, May 30

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With summer officially arrived in the northern hemisphere, the stylish Instagrams out there are getting more social.
   Barbara Palvin, who is our latest model obsession, posted a shot from the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc prior to the AmFAR Gala, coincidentally the same as the one we published through another source. The model appears alongside Lara Stone, Karlie Koss and Bianca Balti. There are more formal shots, but we love this one for its energy and candidness.
   Doutzen Kroes has also gone for a group shot of four as summer begins, sharing a photograph with fellow Victoria’s Secret Angels Candice Swanepoel, Behati Prinsloo and Lily Aldridge. Kroes, currently pregnant, is pictured with her fellow models holding her baby bump. Kroes, 29, is expecting her second child in July, with husband DJ Sunnery James.
   Heidi Klum is only posing with former Spice Girl Mel B, but has posted four images in one on her ’Gram, as the singer celebrated her 39th birthday in California. Klum, who turns 41 on June 1, gave Brown a shout-out with ‘Love U’ on her Instagram.
   Our other model obsession, Malaika Firth, has been hanging with two ‘Kenyan buddies’, Nellie Kim and Jesca, at Kenya Coffee House in Romford, a café which partners directly with coffee growers in Kenya, and claims to go further than Fair Trade. It’s great to see Firth support an ethical retailer, using her fame to do so.
   Isabeli Fontana, meanwhile, is promoting one of the brands she models for, Morena Rosa, based in her home country of Brazil. Fontana has modelled for Morena Rosa for some time, which she calls one of her country’s most beloved brands. The label reached the million-fan milestone on Facebook, giving Fontana a reason to celebrate on her ’Gram.
   It’s also a beachy scene for model Valentina Zelyaeva, as she gives a glimpse behind the scenes at her Piz Buin campaign, directed by Anders Hallberg with Peter Riis helming the photography. Similarly, influential Swedish-based blogger Kenza Zouiten shows off her figure on the beach in Barcelona in a bikini top by IvyRevel.
   Finally, Bar Rafaeli and make-up artist Moran Stavizki wish fans ‘Shalom Shabbat’ as the weekend begins.

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May 29, 2014

A tribute to Massimo Vignelli, a design legend

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Massimo Vignelli, who passed away on May 27, was a hero of mine. When receiving the news shortly before it hit the media in a big way, from our mutual friend Stanley Moss, this title’s travel editor and CEO of the Medinge Group, I posted immediately on Facebook: ‘It is a sad duty to note the passing of Massimo Vignelli, one of my heroes in graphic design. When I was starting out in the business, Massimo was one of the greats: a proponent of modernism and simple, sharp typography. His influence is apparent in a lot of the work done by our brand consultancy and in our magazines, even in my 2013 mayoral campaign graphics. A lot of his work from half a century ago has stood the test of time. There was only one degree of separation between us, and I regret that we never connected during his lifetime. The passing of a legend.’
   This Facebook status only scratches the surface of my admiration for Vignelli. There have been more comprehensive obits already (Fast Company Design rightly called him ‘one of the greatest 20th century designers’), detailing his work notably for the New York subway map, and—curiously to me—glossing over the effect he had on corporate design, especially in the US.
   Vignelli, and his wife Lella, a designer in her own right and a qualified architect, set up the Vignelli Office of Design and Architecture in Milano in 1960, which had clients including Pirelli and Olivetti. In 1965, they moved to New York and Vignelli co-founded Unimark International (with Ralph Eckerstrom, James Fogelman, Wally Gutches, Larry Klein, and Bob Noorda), where he was design director. It was the world’s largest design and marketing firm till its closure in 1977.
   The 1960s were a great time for Vignelli and his corporate identities. He worked on American Airlines, Ford, Knoll, and J. C. Penney, and the work was strictly modernist, often employing Helvetica as the typeface family. Vignelli was known to have stuck with six families for most his work—Bodoni was another, a type family based around geometry that, on the surface, tied in to his modernist, logical approach. However, there were underlying reasons, including his belief that Helvetica had an ideal ratio between upper- and lowercase letters, with short ascenders and descenders, lending itself to what he considered classic proportions. The 1989 WTC Our Bodoni, created under Vignelli’s direction by Tom Carnase and commissioned by Bert di Pamphilis, adheres to the same proportions.
   Although my own typeface design background means that I could not adhere to six, there is something to be said for employing a logical approach to design. American corporate design went through a “cleaning up” in the 1960s, with a brighter, bolder sensibility. Detractors might accuse it of being stark, the Helveticization of American design making things too standard. Yet through the 1970s the influence remained, and to my young eyes that decade, this was how professional design should look, contrary to the low-budget work plaguing newspapers and books that I saw as I arrived in the occident.
   When the Vignellis left Unimark to set up Vignelli Associates in 1971 (and later Vignelli Designs in 1978), their stamp remained. The MTA launched Vignelli’s subway map the following year, and like the London Underground map by Harry Beck in 1931, it ignored what was above ground in favour of a logical diagram with the stops. Beck was a technical draftsman and the approach must have found favour with Vignelli, just as it did with those creating maps for the Paris Métropolitain and the Berlin U-bahn.
   New Yorkers didn’t take to the Vignelli map as well as Londoners and Parisians, and it was replaced in 1979 with one that was more geographically accurate to what was above ground.
   In 1973, Vignelli worked on the identity for Bloomingdale’s, and his work endures: the Big Brown Bag is his work, and it continues to be used by the chain today. Cinzano, Lancia and others continue with Vignelli’s designs.
   Ironically, despite a rejection of fashion in favour of timelessness, some of the work is identified with the 1960s and 1970s, notably thanks to the original cut of Helvetica, which has only recently been revived (a more modern cut is commonplace), and which is slightly less popular today. Others, benefiting from more modern layout programs and photography, look current to 2010s eyes, such as Vignelli Associates’ work for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
   The approach taken by Lucire in its print editions has a sense of modernism that has a direct Vignelli influence, including the use of related typeface families since we went to retail print editions in 2004. Our logotype itself, dating from 1997, has the sort of simplicity that I believe Vignelli would have approved of.
   Vignelli was, fortunately, fêted during his lifetime. He received the Compasso d’Oro from ADI twice (1964 and 1998), the AIGA Gold Medal (1983), the Presidential Design Award (1985), the Honorary Royal Designer for Industry Award from the Royal Society of Arts (1996), the National Lifetime Achievement Award from the Cooper–Hewitt National Museum of Design (2003), among many. He holds honorary doctorates from seven institutions, including the Rochester Institute of Technology (2002). Rochester has a Vignelli Center for Design Studies, whose website adheres to his design principles and where educational programmes espouse his modernist approach. It also houses the Vignellis’ professional archive.
   He is survived by his wife, Lella, who continues to work as CEO of Vignelli Associates and president of Vignelli Designs; their son, Luca, their daughter, Valentina Vignelli Zimmer, and three grandchildren.—Jack Yan, Publisher

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May 28, 2014

New Zealanders the first in the world to taste Ardbeg’s limited-edition Auriverdes

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Above Regional Wines & Spirits in Wellington gets ready to celebrate Ardbeg Day on May 31.

New Zealanders are among the first in the world to sample Ardbeg’s limited-edition Auriverdes Scotch, to be released on May 31, thanks to the time zone.
   In fact, Lucire got a preview of the limited-edition single-malt scotch prior to the launch at a tasting hosted by Alastair Morris at Regional Wines & Spirits in Wellington, the latest Ardbeg “embassy”.
   Alastair, known in Wellington for his years in the culinary trade before changing to retailing alcohol, and his colleague Richard gave a very detailed lesson on Scotch and the whisky-making geography of Scotland.
   Starting with a standard whisky, such as one that might be found at a bar as the house Scotch, we progressed to two offerings by Ardbeg.
   We sampled the Ardbeg Ultimate Islay 10-year-old single malt (left) first, with a smoky, oak body. It’s considerably superior to and richer than the standard Scotch, with a far more complex flavour.
   The new Auriverdes, which ties in not only to Ardbeg Day but the World Cup, is smoother, with a tarry and mocha aroma, with a coffee-ground and maple body (the official notes state ‘maple-cured bacon collides with hot-smoked salmon’) and a vanilla finish.
   It is a follow-up to the limited-edition Ardbeg Galileo, which won the World’s Best Single Malt award at the World Whisky Awards last year, and is expected to retail around the NZ$150 mark.
   The launch event, to be held at Regional Wines & Spirits (15 Ellice Street, Mt Victoria) commences at 11 a.m. and runs to 5 p.m. on the global Ardbeg day. The distillery on Islay, Scotland will celebrate the same day when May 31 arrives there, and at participating Ardbeg embassies worldwide. It is the culmination of the Feis Ile (Islay Festival), which runs from May 23 to 31.
   House of Whiskey in Auckland and Whisky Galore in Christchurch will also celebrate at the same time as Regional.
   More details of Ardbeg Day and becoming an Ardbeg committee member can be found at www.ardbeg.com/ardbeg/members/public/index/register.—Jack Yan, Publisher

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May 26, 2014

The best fashion at the Festival de Cannes, the closing ceremony, Kristen Stewart and Timothy Spall

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Above Li Yuchun at the closing ceremony to the Festival de Cannes on day 11.

As the Festival de Cannes closes, it’s time to look at the closing ceremony and the best moments.
   Below are videos from the last few days of the 67th Cannes Film Festival, with Quentin Tarantino, Uma Thurman, Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger, Samuel Theis, Timothy Spall, Andrei Zvyagintsev, Xavier Dolan, and Alice Rohrwacher walking the carpet for the closing ceremony.
   Spall is interviewed on his win as best actor for Mr Turner, as is Kristen Stewart, on challenging herself as an actor and working on Clouds of Sils Maria.
   Turkish film Kis uykusu (Winter Sleep), directed by Nurl Bilge Ceylan, took the Palme d’Or. It is only the second time a Turkish director has won the award—The Way (1982) was the first.
   Rohrwacher’s Le meraviglie (The Wonders) won the Grand Prix, the second prize at the Festival.
   Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher) and Julianne Moore (Maps to the Stars) also won awards.
   But before the closing ceremony video, we revisit the AmFAR Gala at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in greater detail, featuring interviews with Sharon Stone, Justin Bieber, John Travolta, Milla Jovovich, Jessica Chastain and Kylie Minogue.
   Stone, one of the chairs of the event, commented, ‘We have a great turnout and we have spectacular people who have been here since the beginning, who have come back again and again, who bring their friends again and again because they know and believe that we are going to get there and these people have all been touched by this.’
   Bieber said, ‘I’m just here to have some fun and be around some amazing people and [converse] and be here for a great cause.’ Travolta noted, ‘Tonight is a big night because the word out on the street is that they are getting very close to a cure for AIDS and maybe tonight will make the difference. Wouldn’t that be something?’
   Jovovich said, ‘It is a super fun night and we have to mix business and pleasure but the fact is we have raised over $120 million since the inception of AmFAR. I know quite a few people that I love dearly that wouldn’t be alive today without the efforts that AmFAR has made to really find the cure for HIV–Aids and every year that we come here and raise money is another huge step forward so I am just so proud.’
   Chastain told of her motives of being there: ‘For me, the most important thing is that we raise money so we are going to entertain the people with deep pockets and get them to bid, drink some champagne, share and we will get people to open their wallets. I’m all for it.’
   Finally, from Minogue: ‘It is such an important event and the turnout is amazing. There is a lot of fabulosity for a very important cause so I like to be able to be here.’
   The L’Oréal Paris ambassadors—Eva Longoria, Jane Fonda, Lara Stone, Barbara Palvin, Julianne Moore, Blake Lively, Laetitia Casta, Aishwarya Rai, Araya A. Hargate, Gong Li, Freida Pinto, Isabeli Fontana, Natasha Poly, Grazi Massaferi, Taís Araújo, Zoe Saldana, Bianca Balti, Inès de la Fressange, Leïla Bekhti, Li Yuchun and others—appear in a summary video, showing the beauty trends, the Makeup Genius app (where you can apply make-up virtually to see what it would look like on your face), and the best of their red-carpet appearances.
   Our final video shows off the best fashion from the event. Instead of jumping the gun with our summary after the first five days, as some other media did, we’ve waited till the end to bring you a more comprehensive video. Elie Saab, Chanel (as worn by Carole Bouquet on the jury), Christian Dior (worn by Marion Cotillard, the brand’s muse), Versace (for Jessica Chastain, Hilary Swank and Uma Thurman) and Louis Vuitton by Nicolas Ghesquière were the major labels that lit up the red carpet.
   Among the best dressed: there was Nicole Kidman on day one in Armani Privé; Cate Blanchett in Givenchy; Blake Lively in her black-and-white Gucci, Léa Seydoux in a custom Prada, and Sharon Stone in Pucci.

Full report from AmFAR Gala

A Fistful of Dollars closing ceremony

Timothy Spall interview

Kristen Stewart on Clouds of Sils Maria

Inside Cannes with L’Oréal Paris

Best dressed at the Festival de Cannes

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May 24, 2014

The 2014 Prix Pictet awarded in London

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Top Michael Schmidt’s winning installation. Above Stephen Barber and Kofi Annan during the award announcement.

A gala presentation ceremony at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London on the night of May 21 named Berlin-based photographer Michael Schmidt as the winner of the eighth annual Prix Pictet. The award endeavours to promote the message of sustainability to a global audience via the medium of photography. This year’s theme, Consumption, had a record number of applicants and was decided from a shortlist of eleven finalists. Schmidt’s assemblage of 60 photographs arrayed in a huge grid (finalists are given 21 m² of exhibition space), entitled Lebensmittel, engaged the tensions of food production and transport with a range of provocative images.
   The SFr100,000 award (US$112,000) was presented by Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the UN, and Honorary President of the Prix Pictet. Pictet Group, founded in 1805, is based in Genève. The award for Mr Schmidt, unable to attend due to illness, was accepted by Tate Modern director Chris Dercon.
   The finalists remain on exhibit at the V&A through June 14.—Stanley Moss, Travel Editor



Paula Sweet

Top The reception before the award announcement. Above Chris Dercon, Kofi Annan, Jacques de Saussure, Stephen Barber.

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Cannes day ten: Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz, Araya A. Hargate, Bianca Balti at premières

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It’s day ten and the penultimate day of the Festival de Cannes.
   Clouds of Sils Maria, the new film with Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz, Johnny Flynn and Hanns Zischler, directed by Olivier Assayas, had positive reviews and was regarded as a strong conclusion to the films in competition at Cannes.
   Binoche plays an ageing star, Maria, with Stewart as her PA, and Moretz a young actress who has been cast in a remake of the film that brought Maria her original fame. In the remake, Maria is asked to play the older lover.
   Assayas comfortably directs the film focusing on the dynamics between the three principal actors, and especially between Binoche and Stewart.
   Among our videos are star Chloë Grace Moretz, on making fun of Hollywood and subverting the genre, and the red-carpet première for the film, which features Stewart, Binoche, Moretz, Assayas, and Quentin Tarantino, Uma Thurman, John Travolta, Amy Willerton and Bianca Balti at the Palais des Festivals.
   Ken Loach, who had his Jimmy’s Hall première on day nine, is interviewed below on his work, while Tarantino, in Cannes celebrating 20 years since Pulp Fiction brought him to prominence when he won the Palme d’Or and the 50th anniversary of Sergio Leone’s spaghetti western genre, talks about writing his forthcoming film.
   In addition to Sils Maria and Pulp Fiction, the cameras caught Canadian singer Kiesza (with two Montblanc full pavé bracelets in white–red gold and diamonds and a full pavé ring), Araya A. Hargate, Cláudia Vieira and Li Yuchun (李宇春).

Clouds of Sils Maria (Sils Maria) press conference

Ken Loach on Jimmy’s Hall

Quentin Tarantino

Clouds of Sils Maria (Sils Maria) red carpet


L’Oréal Paris


Ian Gavan


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Pascal Le Segretain


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May 23, 2014

Lifting the veil at the Festival de Cannes: the people behind the jewellery, make-up, couture and hair

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Above Rosie Huntington-Whiteley with her de Grisogono earrings at the AmFAR Gala last night.

De Grisogono has been a bit more exclusive this year with its annual Cannes Film Festival party at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc, though it has given a brief insight into its jewellery with the first video below (with English and French versions). Each year, it creates special-edition items for the Festival, releasing a version of the Instrumento.N.Uno watch in 2014 to tie in with The Expendables 3 film (its actors wear the watch). Cara Delevingne, Antonio Banderas, Paris Hilton and Riley Keough comment.
   Beauty also gets a look-in. We’ve featured some of the behind-the-scenes stories from the Hôtel Martinez where L’Oréal Paris has its base, but Dessange and Dior also make an effort to relocate to the Croisette each year to service their clients. Their private showrooms allow celebrities to get coiffed and made up: Dessange, which has partnered with the Festival de Cannes for over three decades, shows its four stand-out styles for the season: faux wavy bob, static extensions, twisted ponytail or sleek minimalism. Dior, meanwhile, cossets its clients in a pop-up salon.
   Dessange’s hairstylist Stéphane Bodin, notes, ‘A team of 20 hairstylists are at the actresses’ disposal for the duration of the festival, from very early in the morning, at around 7.30 or 8 o’clock, especially when they have photo calls and press conferences for the competing films. As a general rule, when you are put in charge of an actress, it is for the entire day because there is the red carpet in the evening and also lots of meetings that build up, schedules change every hour or thirty minutes according to all the whims of everybody here.
   ‘In Cannes, anything goes, even quite original hair styles; if you can’t do it here, then you can’t do anywhere but I find that the main trend is a return to the beautiful, simple and natural.’
   Violette, Dior’s international make-up designer, says, ‘The Dior suite is like a hidden beauty paradise because you feel very much sheltered from the outside world. Cannes is full of people, non-stop flashes and endless pressure and so you arrive in this cosy nest where you are pampered, beautified and comforted so that you can get your nails done as well as your make-up. Sometimes we also have hairstylists who come to perfect the stars’ hair so a woman can have a full beauty service.
The women that we look after want to be glamorous. Cannes is the place where femininity is celebrated and every pleasure is permitted so if you want to paint your lips in an extremely strong, and intense shade of red then you can. That’s what the festival is all about.’
   Fashion labels, too, make an effort to get exposure, knowing how the wealthy and the celebrities descend upon Cannes for 10 days. Elie Saab and Smalto are among the two who set up there.
   Emilie Legendre of Elie Saab says, ‘The Cannes Film Festival has to be prepared well in advance, meaning that dress fittings often begin two or three months beforehand so that the final selections are announced … It is our job to work on setting up the showroom and the suite as we entirely redecorate, and then, of course, we have fittings on-site when we finalize everything, which we generally call the final fitting before stepping onto the red carpet.
   ‘When we come down, we bring someone from the studio in Paris as at the fitting every dress has to be readjusted.
   ‘The day after the event, there are lots of requests from the clients who call up asking for news about their dresses, and essentially it is the visibility that comes with this social network immediacy and the live broadcasting of information that ensures that minutes after setting foot on the red carpet, the entire world already knows how many actresses wore Elie Saab.’
   Youn Chong Bak of Smalto says, ‘We devised a range of three different tuxedos that are available to the actors. We have done a bow-tie box because as everybody knows, you cannot walk on the red carpet without wearing a bow tie and, this year, we accentuated this gold side in recognition of the Palme d’Or. We also created a case with a golden eyelet or with golden detail.
We really tried to highlight this tailored-made aspect, particularly the silhouette created by Monsieur Smalto with small, elongated shoulders, well fitted but a structure that emphasizes virility and therefore the gentleman himself.’
   Our final video with Christophe Robin, sees the “colourist to the stars” give an exclusive interview, with the help of French legend Catherine Deneuve. (Deneuve’s endorsement of Robin can be seen on his website.)

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AmFAR Gala raises $35 million: Sharon Stone, Heidi Klum, Barbara Palvin, Aishwarya Rai, Milla Jovovich work magic

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We had posted our video from the arrivals at the Cinema Against Aids gala from the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc at Antibes earlier, but this morning, hosts AmFAR, the Foundation for Aids Research has announced the total raised last night: a whopping, record-breaking US$35 million.
   The money, raised through a live auction led by Sharon Stone, Harvey Weinstein and auctioneer Simon de Pury, an all-red fashion show curated by Carine Roitfeld (one of the chairs), and performances by Lana del Rey, Aloe Blacc (singing ‘The Man’), tenor Andrea Bocelli and Robin Thicke (performing ‘Blurred Lines’), will go to fight HIV and Aids and help find a cure.
   Stone was the chair of the event, along with Weinstein and Roitfeld, former French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Milla Jovovich, Heidi Klum, John Travolta and Kelly Preston, Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan, Kenneth Cole, Bulgari Group CEO Jean-Christophe Babin, Milutin Gatsby, Michel Litvak, Vincent Roberti, Remo Ruffini, Worldview Entertainment chairman and CEO Christopher Woodrow, and Worldview COO Molly Conners.
   As seen in our earlier video, guests included Kylie Minogue, Conchita Wurst, Jessica Chastain, Paris Hilton, Barbara Palvin, Justin Bieber, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adrian Grenier, Karlie Kloss, Bianca Balti, Jane Fonda, Natasha Poly, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Gael Garcia Bernal, Adrien Brody, Carole Bouquet, HRH Princess Clotilde of Venice and Piedmont, Jane Campion, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sofia Coppola, Marion Cotillard, Willem Dafoe, Rosario Dawson, Catherine Deneuve, Luke Evans, Kevin Robert Frost, Lewis Hamilton, Eva Herzigova, Jon Kortajarena, Karolína Kurková, Peter Lindbergh, Kellan Lutz, Thomas Mars, Margherita Missoni, Bar Refaeli, Nick Rhodes, Michelle Rodriguez, Vito Schnabel, Lara Stone, Riccardo Tisci, Chris Tucker, Paz Vega and Dita von Teese.
   The auction highlight was Gone But Not Forgotten, a 3 m-high gilded woolly mammoth skeleton in a steel and glass vitrine by Damien Hirst, selling for US$15 million, the highest-grossing lot in AmFAR history.
   Bruni-Sarkozy, presented a Bulgari Serpenti necklace, in white gold with a 13 ct of drop-shape aquamarine and 19·2 ct of pavé diamonds, which sold for US$550,000.
   The Red Collection fashion show, with designs by, inter alia, Alexander McQueen, Alexander Wang, Alexandre Terekhov, Altuzarra, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Cavalli, Chanel, Christian Dior, Christopher Kane, Comme des Garçons, Fendi, Gianvito Rossi, Giambattista Valli, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Gucci, Hugo Boss, J. W. Anderson, Kenneth Cole, Lanvin, Marc Jacobs, Marchesa, Max Mara, Michael Kors, Missoni, Miu Miu, Moncler Gamme Rouge, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Rick Owens, Salvatore Ferragamo, Tom Ford, Ulyana Sergeenko and Versace, was auctioned by Stone for US$5 million. Models appearing in the segment included Ambrosio, Huntington-Whiteley, Kurková and Kloss, and Dalianah Arekion, Ana Beatriz Barros, Nadja Bender, Maria Carla Boscono, Katharina Damm, Saskia de Brauw, Jourdan Dunn, Lida Fox, Charlotte Free, Toni Garrn, Veroniek Gielken, Izabel Goulart, Gigi Hadid, Jessica Hart, Chanel Iman, Jacquelyn Jablonski, Magda Laguinge, Maryna Linchuk, Angela Lindvall, Sasha Luss, Eniko Mihalik, Arizona Muse, Kati Nescher, Soo Joo Park, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Irina Shayk, Natalie Siodmiak, Daria Strokous, Iris Stubegger, Lea Tisci, Anne Vyalitsyna, Liu Wen and Devon Windsor.
   A seat on a Virgin Galactic flight to space with DiCaprio went for US$1 million.
   Luxury jeweller Avakian noted that Travolta and Preston wore its designs, Preston with a white diamond necklace set with a total of 150 ct, and four stackable bracelets with a total of 80 ct, plus diamond earrings and ring; while Travolta had Avakian black gold cufflinks set with diamonds. As seen in the video earlier today, one of their friends proposed during the red carpet arrivals.
   De Grisogono, meanwhile, notes that Stone, Huntington-Whiteley and Goulart wore its designs to the AmFAR Gala.
   The annual event, the 21st held by AmFAR and produced by Andy Boose of AAB Productions, was sponsored by Worldview Entertainment, Bold Films, Bulgari, Mercedes-Benz, Moët Hennessy, and the Weinstein Company. Moncler presented the after-party.
   AmFAR was founded by the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor.


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