amfAR Gala in Paris
An A-list crowd gathered at the legendary Parisian restaurant, Maxim’s, for the Piaget sponsored amfAR Inspiration Dinner in Paris.
The black-tie affair honored Robert Duffy of Marc Jacobs International with the Piaget Award of Inspiration for his style and commitment to the fight against AIDS. Previous recipients of the award include lead singer of The Black Eyed Peas, Fergie, photographer, Mario Testino, actor, James Franco and designers, Viktor & Rolf and Jean-Paul Gaultier.
Marc Jacobs was in attendance, as well as his muse, the acclaimed
screenwriter, director and special guest of the evening, Sofia Coppola.
She was joined by her husband and Phoenix lead singer, Thomas Mars,
along with Academy Award nominee, Sharon Stone, American burlesque
dancer, Dita Von Teese, Academy Award-winning producer, Brian Grazer,
French actress, Élodie Bouchez, and Lee Radziwill. Following cocktails,
guests were treated to a formal dinner. Marc Jacobs proudly presented
Robert Duffy with the Piaget Award of Inspiration.
2012 marks the third year of Piaget’s partnership with amfAR and its valuable fundraising efforts for HIV/AIDS research programs. Recently, the company has sponsored Inspiration Galas in São Paulo and New York. To date, the Inspiration Galas have raised more than $4 million.