It was a another stellar event with Amfar, and thanks to ALDO owner Dianne Bibeau Benadoun she has my photograph of John and Liza
During the annual event, which took place this year on Feb 7, Amfar raised over 2.3 Million dollars for Aids research, and the Makostudio was honoured to be part of this event.
he event honored three extraordinary individuals for their exceptional contributions to the global struggle against HIV/AIDS: Chairman of the Board of amfAR, designer Kenneth Cole who has worked tirelessly for amfAR and the cause for over 27 years, legendary performer and amfAR Ambassador Janet Jackson, and supermodel Heidi Klum. Governor Andrew Cuomo presented Kenneth Cole with his award. Designer Michael Kors presented to supermodel Heidi Klum. Maria Davis, an HIV-positive fan of Janet Jackson’s who has benefitted from amfAR’s work, presented to Ms. Jackson.
The black tie benefit featured opening remarks by Sarah Jessica Parker, special performances by Grammy-winning recording artist CeeLo Green and critically acclaimed singer Santigold, and a surprise musical performance by TV, film, and Broadway star Alan Cumming. Featured in the evening’s live auction was an evening clutch designed by Kenneth Cole and Sarah Jessica Parker, with an engraved clasp that reads “we are all potential carriers.” Sarah Jessica added a personal lunch with the winning bidder to the package, and it sold twice for $40,000 each. A Christopher Makos photograph of Liza Minnelli and John Lennon sold for $45,000.