Cannes: Mariah Carey set for annual AmfAR gala |

Thursday 16 May 2019

Cannes: Mariah Carey set for annual AmfAR gala

The annual AmfAR gala is set to bring some star power to Cannes, with Mariah Carey on tap to topline the annual fundraising fete. She'll be joined by Dua Lipa, The Struts and Tom Jones in the powerhouse lineup at what has become the fortnight's biggest bash, held at the Hotel du Cap in nearby Antibes.

Chris Tucker will host the evening, which benefits the AIDS research charity.

The evening has been the hottest ticket during the film festival in past years, but had hit a few bumps with the high profile departures of former host Sharon Stone splitting with the event, former chair Kenneth Cole's departure after financial investigations and the loss of longtime sponsor Harvey Weinstein after his assorted scandals.

Elizabeth Hurley, Dakota Johnson, Pedro Almodovar and Sylvester Stallone are also tapped to attend, along with the bevy of models that will bring the fashion glam factor in French editor Carine Roitfeld's annual runway show.

This year's theme is inspired by David Bowie, titled "We Can Be Heroes," and features an auction that boasts original couture designs from Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Prada. Last year's collection went for $1.6 million.

The event has raised over $210 million in its 25 years. This year's gala will be held May 23.

(Hollywood Reporter)

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