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The Inspiration Gala

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Julie Spira and Sharon Stone

The invitation simply stated, Black tie or Black leather. It was the first annual Inspiration Gala ? A Celebration of Men?s Style in Los Angeles.

Held on October 27, 2010 at the famous Chateau Marmont Hotel in West Hollywood and hosted by Kylie Minogue, the benefit to support amfAR, featured Sharon Stone, a very special performance by Courtney Love and Dita Von Teese, and menswear designs by Jean Paul Gaultier & DSquared. Earlier this year, Galutier was the recipient of the amfAR Inspiration Award in New York.

Sharon Stone, Global Fundraising Chairman and I were the only women that dressed in black leather for the occasion. Stone was wearing a DSquared leather dress and I was dressed in Escada.

The actress has been involved with the organization since 1995 and has traveled all over the world to create awareness and raise funds for AIDS research.

After dinner I eavesdropped in a conversation with Courtney Love talking about Love. The singer performed versions of Madonna?s ?Like a Prayer? and Lady Gaga?s ?Bad Romance? for the intimate Hollywood crowd.

Since 1985, AmfAR HAS Raised more than 307 million dollars. The amfAR Inspiration Galas were held earlier this year in New York and Paris.

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Singer Natasha Bedingfield and DSquared Fashion Models

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