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Friday, October 28, 2016

Stars Glitter In Harry Winston Jewels At amfAR Benefit

Charlize Theron, wearing Harry Winston accepts the amfAR Award of Inspiration onstage at amfAR’s Inspiration Gala Los Angeles sponsored by Harry Winston at Milk Studios. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Harry Winston)

Charlize Theron, Lea Michele, Victoria Justice, Angela Lindvall and Erica Pelosini were among the stars adorned in Harry Winston jewels at the amfAR Inspiration Gala, held Thursday at Milk Studios in Los Angeles. 

amfAR’s Inspiration Gala Los Angeles sponsored by Harry Winston at Milk Studios on October 27, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Harry Winston)

Luxury jewelry and watch brand, Harry Winston, is in the second year of a three-year international partnership with amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, and served as the presenting sponsor of the star-studded Hollywood event, which benefits the foundation’s AIDS research programs.

Model Heidi Klum, Regional Vice President at Harry Winston, Michael Moser and businesswoman Paris Hilton attend amfAR’s Inspiration Gala Los Angeles sponsored by Harry Winston at Milk Studios on October 27, 2016, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Harry Winston)

The event honored Jeffrey Katzenberg and Theron for their outstanding contributions in the fight against AIDS. Each was presented with the limited-edition Harry Winston Countdown to a Cure timepiece. Limited to 20 men and 20 women pieces, it is sold exclusively through Harry Winston boutiques. Twenty percent of sales go toward amfAR's efforts to develop the scientific basis of a cure for HIV by 2020. 

Jeffrey Katzenberg accepts the amfAR Award of Inspiration at amfAR’s Inspiration Gala Los Angeles sponsored by Harry Winston at Milk Studios on October 27, 2016, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Harry Winston)

Part of Harry Winston’s timeless Midnight Collection, the men’s version of the automatic watch features a 42mm white gold case with a navy blue dial accented with a multicolor gradient, representing amfAR’s Countdown to a Cure campaign colors that symbolize the fade of the disease from crisis to cure. The women’s 32mm model is set with 12 brilliant-cut diamonds and 19 vivid gemstones, from rubies and sapphires to spessartite garnets.

Other stars attending the event included Heidi Klum, Dita Von Teese, Jane Lynch, Cheyenne Jackson and Jon Hamm. 

Theron accepted her award wearing Harry Winston chandelier earrings with 32.57 carats of diamonds set in platinum and the Secret Cluster ring with 6.6 carats set in platinum. 

Actress Lea Michele wearing Harry Winston at amfAR’s Inspiration Gala Los Angeles at Milk Studios on October 27, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Harry Winston)

Michele was decked out in 180 carats worth of Harry Winston diamond and platinum jewels, including the Combination Diamond Necklace and Bracelet (88.34 carats and 68.57 carats, respectively), Emerald-Cut Diamond Earstuds (3.15 carats), Cushion-Cut Micropave Diamond Ring, (4.98 carats), Radiant-Cut Diamond Rock Band (8.3 carats) and Oval Diamond Rock Band (6.47 carats). 


Stylist Erica Pelosini wearing Harry Winston at amfAR’s Inspiration Gala Los Angeles at Milk Studios on October 27, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Harry Winston)

Pelosini wore 60 carats of Harry Winston jewels, including the 44.34-carat Marquesa Diamond Cluster Necklace matched with the Tulp diamond bracelet (12.86 carats), Straight Line Diamond Bracelet, (2.54 carats), Crossover Diamond Ring (1.63 carats) and Micropave Diamond Dome Band (1.09 carats) 

Actress Victoria Justice wearing Harry Winston at amfAR’s Inspiration Gala Los Angeles at Milk Studios on October 27, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Harry Winston)

Justice wore Harry Winston Cluster Diamond Earrings and Stacked Diamond Bands; and Lindvall was adorned in Open Belle Diamond Drop Earrings

Model Angela Lindvall wearing Harry Winston attends amfAR’s Inspiration Gala Los Angeles sponsored by Harry Winston at Milk Studios. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Harry Winston)

The amfAR Inspiration series was launched in 2010 to celebrate men’s fashion and style while raising funds for amfAR’s lifesaving AIDS research programs. Since its inception, Inspiration galas have been held in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Toronto, and Miami. To date, Inspiration events have raised more than $26 million for amfAR. 

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