JMG EXCLUSIVE: Kylie Minogue To Host NYC amfAR Benefit On June 3rd
The folks at amfAR have tipped JMG exclusively that gay icon Kylie Minogue will host their June 3rd benefit, The Inspiration Gala, which will be held at the New York Main Library on Fifth Avenue.
In a first-time collaboration, amfAR and Josh Wood Productions are initiating a new event series—the Inspiration Gala—a celebration of fashion and creativity that will benefit amfAR’s innovative AIDS research programs. Beginning in 2010 in New York, Paris, and Los Angeles, the Gala series will grow to include events in multiple cities and will feature a different design “Inspiration” each year. The design inspiration for 2010 is “Black Tie//Black Leather.” Each participating major designer will donate a piece inspired by the “Black Tie//Black Leather” theme to be presented in a runway show. The designer items will then be auctioned off, with proceeds to benefit amfAR. The evening will also include a formal dinner with an exclusive performance and special presentations. Guests are encouraged to dress inspired by the theme.CONFIRMED BLACK TIE/BLACK LEATHER RUNWAY SHOW DESIGNERS: Atelier, Band of Outsiders, Neil Barrett, John Bartlett, Michael Bastian, Bess, Bottega Veneta, Thom Browne, Kenneth Cole, Tom Ford, Robert Geller, Tim Hamilton, Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, Karl Lagerfeld, Ralph Lauren, Rick Owens, Y3, Yves Saint Laurent.