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7th Annual amfAR Inspiration Gala New York: Karrueche Tran, Zayn Malik, Jason Derulo [PHOTOS]

Jun 11, 2016 09:07 AM EDT
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Whoopi Goldberg MC'd the 7th annual amfAR Inspiration Gala New York, held Thursday, June 9, at Skylight at Moynihan Station.

 

Whoopi Goldberg
(Photo : Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images ) Whoopi Goldberg speaks onstage

 

Among the guest were Leonardo DiCaprio, Zayn Malik, Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union, Zac Posen, Kelly Osbourne, Victoria Justice and amfAR Chairman Kenneth Cole.

amfAR honored Naomi Campbell and Kim Jones, Louis Vuitton Men's Style Director, with the Award of Inspiration for their outstanding contributions to the fight against AIDS.

Dwyane Wade (L) and Gabrielle Union
(Photo : Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images ) Dwyane Wade (L) and Gabrielle Union speak onstage

 

The black-tie benefit raised $1.2 million for amfAR's life-saving AIDS research initiatives and featured performances by Jason Derulo and Nico & Vinz.

Other guests in attendance included Anna Cleveland, Josephine Skriver, Alina Baikova, Devon Windsor, Andreja Pejic, Valery Kaufman, Nyle DiMarco, Karrueche Tran, Nicolay Sereba, Vincent Dery, Lindsay Ellingson, Catherine McNeil, Lexi Boling, Felipe Diniz, Alex Lundqvist, Brandon Maxwell, Stephanie Seymour, Harry Brant, Peter Brant, Brian Kelly and John Demsey.

Goldberg introduced Michel Sidibé, executive director of UNAIDS and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations. Sidibé spoke about UNAIDS's support of amfAR's efforts to find a cure for HIV by 2020 and thanked those who have supported amfAR's Countdown to a Cure for AIDS initiative.

amfAR Chairman of the Board Kenneth Cole, newly appointed International Goodwill Ambassador for UNAIDS, stated that the cure for HIV has moved "from the realm of fantasy to the realm of possibility, and now, to the realm of probability in the foreseeable future."

Zayn Malik presented the amfAR Award of Inspiration to his friend, Kim Jones, who continues Louis Vuitton's legacy of support for the fight against AIDS.

Kim Jones(L) and Zayn Malik
(Photo : Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images) Kim Jones(L) and Zayn Malik speak onstage


Actress and iconic supermodel Naomi Campbell, who has been a devoted supporter of amfAR for 23 years, was then presented with the Award of Inspiration by her friend Wendy Williams.

In her acceptance remarks, Campbell dedicated the award to everyone who has been affected by HIV/AIDS and thanked amfAR "for bringing us to this much more hopeful point," stressing that "we are nearly there and we are not going to give up." Following Campbell's speech, Honorary Chair Kate Moss appeared in a video to send her congratulations to friends Naomi and Kim.
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