Janet Jackson and Stars Glam Up for Cannes amfAR Party


Janet Jackson, Gwen Stefani, Patrick Dempsey, Brooke Shields and more stars stepped out in style at the 18th annual Cinema Against AIDS amfAR fundraising event in Cannes -- and many thoughts turned to the late Elizabeth Taylor and her legacy in the fight against AIDS.

Janet, Gwen, Patrick and Brooke are among the event chairs alongside such names as Beyonce, Kenneth Cole, Milla Jovovich, Karl Lagerfeld, Sharon Stone, Donatella Versace, Harvey Weinstein and Michelle Yeoh that are dedicated to the fight against AIDS. Other stars stepping on the red carpet included Sarah Jessica Parker, Jane Fonda, Gavin Rossdale, Rosario Dawson, Jude Law, Sarah Ferguson, Freida Pinto and Michelle Rodriguez.

Chopard, official partner of the Cannes Film Festival and creator of the coveted Palme d'Or, served as "presenting sponsor" of the black-tie benefit gala at the Cap-Eden-Roc Hotel.

Since 1993, Cinema Against AIDS events around the world have raised nearly $60 million for lifesaving AIDS research. The events are always marked by unforgettable moments; in the past, we've seen Sharon Stone dancing along to an impromptu performance by Sir Elton John and Ringo Starr, to George Clooney bestowing a kiss on a lucky auction bidder, and Mary J. Blige bringing the crowd to its feet during a moving rendition of U2's anthem "One."