PHOTOS : Bieber, DiCaprio, Stone help amFAR auction raise record-setting amount

Harvey Weinstein, Heidi Klum, amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala
The 21st annual Cinema Against AIDS raised a record $35 million last night, helping amfAR in its continued fight against HIV/AIDS. The star-studded black-tie event was held at the Hotel du Cap Eden Roc and was presented by Worldview Entertainment, Bold Films, and BVLGARI. amfAR Fundraising Chairman Sharon Stone and longtime amfAR supporter Harvey Weinstein helped to lead the legendary live auction.

Highlights from the auction

The sale of a gilded woolly mammoth skeleton, created by renowned artist Damien Hirst, sold for over 15 Million dollars. Titled Gone but not Forgotten, the three-meter tall Mammuthus Primigenius, which became extinct over 10,000 years ago, was the highest grossing lot in amfAR’s history.

Also offered in the auction was the last seat on a flight to space on Virgin Galactic with Leonardo DiCaprio! This incredible opportunity sold for $1 million. A first seat was auctioned at last year’s Cinema Against AIDS Cannes gala.

BVLGARI Ambassador and former First Lady of France, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, took the stage to introduce a Bulgari “Serpenti” necklace, made of white gold with a 13-ct drop shape Aquamarine and 19.2-ct of pave diamonds. The exquisite piece, a tribute to the sophisticated spirit of amfAR’s late founder Dame Elizabeth Taylor, sold for $550,000.

“The Red Collection” fashion show, curated by longtime amfAR supporter Carine Roitfeld, was one of the most dynamic moments of the night. The collection featured one-of-a-kind looks, all in red, from the world’s most celebrated fashion houses. The lot, auctioned by Sharon Stone, sold for 5 million dollars. For participating designers, scroll to the bottom of the page.

We attended the amfAR Cinema Gala in Toronto, hosted by comedian Kathy Griffin, when the fundraiser took place during the Toronto International Film Festival, click here for photos.

Dean Caten, Sharon Stone, Dan Caten, amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala
Dean Caten, Sharon Stone and Dan Caten (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/amfAR14/WireImage)

 

Leonardo DiCaprio designer suit amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala
Leonard DiCaprio (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/amfAR14/WireImage)

 

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and Adrien Brody amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS Gala
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy in Maxime Simoëns Cruise 2014 and Bulgari jewelry, with Adrien Brody (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/amfAR14/WireImage)

 

Jessica Chastain designer dress amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala
Jessica Chastain in bespoke Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci haute couture (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

 

Justin Bieber designer suit amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala in France
Justin Bieber wearing Dolce & Gabbana (Photo by Tim Whitby/amfAR14/WireImage)

 

Kellan Lutz designer suit amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala (Photo by Andreas Rentz/amfAR14/WireImage)
Kellan Lutz wearing Dior Homme (Photo by Andreas Rentz/amfAR14/WireImage)

 

Milla Jovovich designer dress amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala
MiIla Jovovich in Chanel haute couture FallWinter 2012-2013 (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

 

Dita Von Teese designer dress amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala
Dita von Teese in Blumarine (Photo by Andreas Rentz/amfAR14/WireImage)

 

Heidi Klum designer dress amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala
Heidi Klum in Atelier Versace Spring/Summer 2014 (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

 

Paz Vega designer dress amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala
Paz Vega in Fitriani haute couture and Bulgari jewelry (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

 

John Travolta and Kelly Preston amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala
Kelly Preston in Oliver Talentino Haute Couture, with John Travolta (Photo by Tim Whitby/amfAR14/WireImage)

 

John Travolta amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala
John Travolta (Photo by Tim Whitby/amfAR14/WireImage)

Participating designers in “The Red Collection” included: 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, JW 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, Versace, and Ulyana Sergeenko, among others.

Photo Credit : Special thanks to amfAR for the photos!

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