Jean Paul Gaultier to be Honored at First-Ever amfAR ‘Inspiration Gala’

AmfAR is going into overdrive this year and taking Jean Paul Gaultier along for the ride.

In addition to its annual benefit, the latest of which was this past February in NYC with guests including Lady Gaga, the charitable organization is throwing its first ever “Inspiration Gala” on June 3. 

The new gala will celebrate fashion creativity via benefits in New York, Paris and Los Angeles with proceeds going to HIV/AIDS research.


Kicking off the first of the series, Kylie Minogue will host a formal soirée to honor the work of Jean Paul Gaultie. atManhattan’s gorgeous Public Library in Bryant Park.

The cocktail event and dinner will also include a runway presentation encompassing this year’s theme: “Black Tie/Black Leather” menswear. 

And here’s a fun tidbit: Guests are encouraged to dress accordingly. (Does this mean a Marc Jacobs leather kilt?)

And If the idea of formal wear with a touch of bondage — hey, this is the designer who outfitted Madonna in the iconic cone bra, afterall — isn’t enticing enough, the gala will also feature a special musical performance. 

The act has yet to be announced, but we’re crossing our fingers it’s the Material Girl

When JPG isn’t designing haute pieces for rock stars, he’s busy with his Target collaboration.


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