Padma Lakshmi Kisses Richard Gere Good-bye at amfAR Gala

Padma Lakshmi amfAR

Last Wednesday was a special evening for amfAR and presenting sponsor, Hublot, when Roberto Cavalli and others were honored for leading the global struggle against HIV/AIDS. The black-tie benefit, which was hosted by Sarah Jessica Parker, featured a dinner, auction, and special performances by Janelle Monae and Theophilus London. Padma Lakshmi kisses good-bye a picture of Richard Gere before being given away to the auction winner, Lindsay Lohan sought inspiration for her “new role as Elizabeth Taylor in a new Lifetime movie” (while trying to convince a nearby guest to bid for the Hublot watch), and Kenneth Cole unveiled the proof that Parker “does have sex in the city”.

For this special occasion, Hublot Chairman Jean-Claude Biver and Hublot were pleased to announce the auction of the first timepiece of the new amfAR collection engraved with the signature of amfAR Founding Chairman Dr. Mathilde Krim, presented by Stanley Tucci and worn by Gloria Estefan.

Other special guests included Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn, Heidi Klum, Julianne Moore, Leighton Meester, Cindy Crawford, Jennifer Hudson, Carol Alt, Elizabeth Hurley, Miss Universe Leslie Lopes and more.