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A Big Night in Milan for amfAR


Eva Cavalli, Chase Dreyfous, Sharon Stone, and Roberto Cavalli   
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Last night, Lindsey Wixson, Magdalena Frackowiak, and Cara Delevingne gathered at Milan's La Permanente for the annual amfAR Gala, but the best eye candy by far was the still gorgeous Sharon Stone, amfAR's global fundraising chairman. The actress, whose award-winning role in Casino has influenced several collections this season, was in peak form, opening her speech by saying, "I just love it here, because I love the food. And the men. But enough about the eating." After the room quieted down, she continued, "The great thing about Italians is you know how to have fun in everything you do."

Stone led the evening's bidding, auctioning off a Damien Hirst, a week's trip to Ibiza complete with private jet transport, and one of the Louis Vuitton vanity cases that she first designed for amfAR in 2000. The benefit raised over $1.1 million for the AIDS charity.

Solange Knowles, the 26-year-old American DJ, in town for the Just Cavalli show, seemed to be channeling a different Stone role, the one from Basic Instinct. When asked what she was wearing, she responded, "It's Rubin Singer; he's a relatively new designer. But the real question should be, am I wearing any underwear. Oh, I'm going to regret that."

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