Kate Moss, Sharon Stone and Kenneth Cole will serve as the event chairs of the third annual amfAR Inspiration Gala on April 5.
Brazilian soccer legend Pelé and singer Fergie will each receive an amfAR Award of Inspiration at the event, held once again at the home of Dinho Diniz beautifully decorated by his brother Felipe Diniz.
Produced by Josh Wood Productions, the gala dinner will feature a fashion presentation and special performances by Dita Von Teese, samba musician Seu Jorge and musician and former Minister of Culture Gilberto Gil.
The event is centered on a black-tie-and-athletic theme, allowing guests to showcase tanned summer skins and toned figures.
Among the sponsors ( us$ 150.000 the table) u to US $1500 for individuals) Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss Iguatemi, Louis Vitton, Arezzo, Angra Partners, Lilly Sarti, Hugo Boss, Burberry, Henrique Pinto, Silvia Furmanovich, Carla Amorim, Gagosian Gallery, Galeria Fortes Vilaca, SP Arte, Jack Vartanian, Ana Khouri, Fasano, Tommy Hilfiger, Cidade Jardim, Silvarolli's and Iguatami São Paulo.
Among other International guests Sarah Jessica Parker and Marc Jacobs are expected to attend. Tickets were almost sold out in three days just before Carnival and the event promises to be unpaired. Vogue is launching an " Esquenta" ( Warm up) party this weekend for the who is who of the city also produced by Josh Wood.
Lat year the Inspiration gala Sao Paulo hosted in the home of Dino Diniz, honored mario Testino, featurng Sharon Stone and Deborah Harry. The performances were by Grace Jones and Bebel Gilberto. Among the guests, Brazilian super models Alessandra Ambrosio and Isabelli Fontana, Sabrina Satto, Fernanda Motta, Paola de Orleand De Braganca, Joao Paulo Diniz Carlos Jereissati, Helio Campos.
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 more than $366 million in its programs and has awarded grants to more than 2,000 research teams worldwide.
By investing in cutting-edge science and responding quickly to emerging opportunities, amfAR, has been accelerating the pace of AIDS research for more than 25 years. amfAR prides itself on being a research venture capitalist by investing in new research ideas that are often deemed too novel or risky for government funders.
About Josh Wood Productions
Josh Wood Productions is dedicated to creating provocative and socially conscious events, concerts, festivals, theatrical productions, political fundraisers, and nightlife. Recent projects include the creation of the amfAR Inspiration Gala series in New York, Paris, and Los Angeles honoring Jean-Paul Gaultier and the Ricky Martin Foundation; “America: Now & Here,” a national touring exhibition of the greatest living artists in America including Paul Simon, Cindy Sherman, and Julian Schnabel; and the Highline Festival curated by David Bowie. Raising money for nonprofits as diverse as Oxfam, Downtown for Democracy, Rock the Vote, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Royal Shakespeare Company, among others, events have featured artists from Kylie Minogue to Lady Gaga, David Bowie to Lou Reed, and Arcade Fire to Pink.
For remaining tickets and general info: Hélio Campos <firstname.lastname@example.org>