Last week's star studded charity auction and dinner event at Cannes, raked in a whopping $10 million for amfAR, a leading AIDS research organization. Founded in 1985, amfAR is dedicated to ending the global AIDS epidemic through continued innovative research. Tickets to attend the bash went for $5,000 a person and accounted for a good portion of the evenings earnings. Celebrities in attendance included Madonna who donated her purse complete with it's contents to the evenings auction...it went for a staggering $1.5 million! It's nice to see people coming together with such a successful outcome, $10 million is quite an accomplishment for one evening!
Last week Pitt wore a classic made-to-measure Ford black two piece notch lapel wool suit with a white shirt and solid black silk jacquard tie to the Kung Fu Panda premiere. And on Tuesday he upped the ante with an ultra-elegant made-to-measure black mohair blend single breasted peak lapel tuxedo, black silk moiré bowtie, and 18K white gold and diamond shirt studs and cufflinks from Ford's menswear collection to the Changeling premiere. That's what we call stealing the show.
"Italian style is very sexy, very womanly and what I love is that it seems to have so many different inspirations," Paltrow told the mag. She replaces Sienna Miller, who starred in Tod's ads last year. The Cannes short, which was directed by Dennis Hopper, a longtime friend of Della Valle's, portrayed a day in the life of Gwyneth with her favorite Tod's bag. We have long been fans of Tod's classic driving mocs, probably the most comfortable shoes in the world.
Gallery: Tod's Top Drawer Style
Filed under: Yachts & Sailing
Usually the stories from the Cannes Film Festival involve mischievous celebs up to no good, not one of the world's largest yachts. But the luxury vessel, the Lady Moura, ran aground on Saturday after hitting submerged rocky outcrop near the port. Two local hotel-owned beaches were briefly closed due to the potential of fuel leaks. The 354-yacht was pulled off the hazard by a tugboat. Two large holes were given a patch job and then the boat headed to Gibraltar for repairs. The yacht belongs to Saudi billionaire Nasser Al-Rashid, who is said to have paid more than 200 million dollars for the yacht and luckily has enough cash to restore his baby back into tip top shape.
Lady Moura, named after one of Nasser Al-Rashid's ex-wives, has a helicopter on board. For pics of the accident, which show Lady Moura slightly listing, check out Yachtspotter.com.
[picture via Monaco Eye]
Filed under: Yachts & Sailing
This gorgeous yacht is Lulworth, the world’s largest gaff-rigged superyacht. It was recently put back in the water after 70 years, the last five of which were a 15 million euro renovation. The yacht was recently re-launched in La Spezia, Italy. The yacht was transported from Viareggio, Italy to La Spezia by raft. Now the crew is conducting sea trials along the Italian coastline and the yacht will make a guest appearance at the Cannes Film Festival before making her racing debut at the Argentario Sailing Week in June.
[via BYM News]
Filed under: Luxury Travel & Hotels
The never-ending quest for the most expensive one-night stay in the world continues, as the Hotel Martinez now offers a suite that costs $37,200 per night. The Hotel is in Cannes, France and attracts more than its fair share of celebrities when they flock to the international film festival every year, but the luxury hotel is popular all year round. The penthouse suite, also known as the Exceptional 7th Floor Suite, is over 2,000 sq. feet, has four bedrooms, marble baths, multiple luxury living and dining rooms, plasma screen TVs with satellite programming, and a spa on a terrace which affords panoramic views of the Mediterranean. Interestingly, the rooms are also soundproofed. For those looking to save a few dollars, the floor can be divided into four individual suites, as well.