amfAR’s Inspiration Gala Rakes In $3.1 Million
They’ve done it again. Last night in Los Angeles, amfAR held their sixth annual Inspiration Gala at Milk Studios with a long (like, epically long) list of famous folks in attendance. The evening, produced by Josh Wood Productions and managed by Stamp Event Management, honored Glee and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy who, funny enough, has no shortage of celeb friends. The black-tie benefit was hosted by Gwyneth Paltrow and brought out Sharon Stone, Matt Bomer, Angela Bassett, Jamie Lee Curtis, Denis O’Hare, Lucky Blue Smith, Diane Kruger, Joshua Jackson, Sarah Paulson, Lea Michele, Emma Roberts, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Billie Lourd, Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Donaldson, Carly Rae Jepsen, Diane von Furstenberg, Lydia Hearst, Dylan Penn, and Rachel Zoe. Julia Roberts (who starred in Murphy’s The Normal Heart) presented the Inspiration award to her friend, describing him as “a person very much like this organization—tireless in pursuit of learning, healing, of correctness, connection, and equality.”
Auction items included a Timothy White photograph of the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor (which went twice to Aileen Getty and Lady Gaga for a total of $400,000) and a walk-on role on American Horror Story: Hotel, which went for $150,000. The evening wound down with a lengthy jazz set by Gaga and most guests carrying on to 1 OAK for a party sponsored by DSQUARED2. The evening brought amfAR an incredible $3.1 million to continue their work in the fight against AIDS. Inspiring, indeed.
All photos by BFA.com
Photo of Josh Wood and Lady Gaga by Kevin Tachman