PICS: Stars raise millions at lavish French Riviera AIDS fundraiser

2017-05-26 08:42

France — A star-studded French Riviera AIDS fundraising gala has raised more than $20m to combat the disease globally.

Guests at the 24th annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala were treated on Thursday to musical performances by Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora and Diana Ross, a fashion show and auction of items for the super rich.

The lavish evening, which raises money for AIDS research and education programs across the globe, attracts some of the world's biggest celebrities, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Eva Longoria, Will Smith, Nicole Kidman and David Beckham. Many are in the area for the Cannes Film Festival, which runs through to Sunday.

The champagne-fueled dinner event included a fashion show that earned $3.36m by itself.

This year's gala theme celebrated the "Golden Age of Hollywood."

A chance to play soccer against Beckham sold for $392k, the same price paid for a five-day trek to visit the Dalai Lama. A 1958 Jaguar XK150 sold for approximately $671k.

See pics of the glitzy event here:

(Photos: Getty Images)

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