Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli is among the honourees at the forthcomingannual amfAR New York gala in February. The black-tie event, which acts an unofficial start to New York Fashion Week, will also be honouring Chopard’s co-president Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele and Goldman Sachs Gives.
All the recipients will pick up Awards of Courage in recognition for their work to raise awareness of the disease and support of amfAR. Since its inception in 1998, the gala has also honoured other fashion names including Donna Karan, Carine Roitfeld, Diane von Furstenberg, and Anna Wintour.
This year’s gala, which is sponsored by Hublot and Mac Cosmetics, will be hosted by Sarah Jessica Parker at the Cipriani Wall Street and will also feature a live auction of luxury items to raise funds for AIDS research.