amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Heidi Klum, Bar Refaeli, Marisa Berenson to Chair amfAR's Milan Fashion Week Event


Event presented by Moët Hennessey



Media Contact: Bennah Serfaty, amfAR Senior Director of Communications, (212) 806-1607, 

New York, NY, September 15, 2011 - On Friday, September 23, 2011, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, will present amfAR Milano, the Foundation’s third annual benefit held in conjunction with Milan Fashion Week.  Heidi Klum, Eva Herzigova, Marisa Berenson, and Bar Refaeli will chair the event, along with Mrs. El Achchabi, Roberto Bolle, Luca Dini, Milutin Gatsby, Lapo Elkann, Christophe Navarre, Vincent Roberti, and amfAR Chairman Kenneth Cole. 

amfAR Milano will be presented by Moet Hennessy, along with media partner Vanity Fair, hotel partner Westin Palace Milano and Dalia Air. The black-tie gala will take place at La Permanente, and will feature cocktails and dinner, amfAR’s famed live auction of unique luxury items, conducted by guest auctioneer Simon de Pury, and special performances by Rufus Wainwright and Raphael Saadiq.

Through the years, the Italian fashion community has been exemplary in its support of amfAR, with fashion houses and designers underwriting and leading many of the Foundation’s most successful fundraising efforts.  Since amfAR’s first international benefit, held in 1993 during the Cannes Film Festival and hosted by amfAR Founding International Chairman Dame Elizabeth Taylor, the Foundation’s international galas in Cannes, Venice, Rome, and Dubai have become some of the most high-profile and eagerly anticipated charity events in the world and have helped raise more than $70 million for critical AIDS research programs.

About amfAR
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research is one of the world’s leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment, education, and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy. Since 1985, amfAR has invested nearly $325 million in its programs and has awarded grants to more than 2,000 research teams worldwide.

HP is the official technology supplier of amfAR

amfAR recognizes Delta Air Lines  for its commitment to the fight against AIDS and its generous support of amfAR’s mission.

For ticket information, please contact Cassandra Dawes in amfAR’s special events department, (212) 806-1753, or