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Former Vogue Paris editor Carine Roitfeld has yearly lent a hand to the amfAR Gala which is held just as Cannes Film Festival kicks off, putting on a fashion show to help raise funds for the charitable cause. Each year with a new theme, Carine has just revealed that this year, the designs will be Marilyn Monroe inspired and all in striking red shades. 35 fashion labels will take part including the likes of Prada, Armani and many more, each creating custom looks for the evening which will be displayed by top models on the night. Carine commented that she believes Monroe would have been a big supporter of the cause:

“She searched for love all her life, and I think she would have been a big supporter of the foundation.”

Models such as Karlie Kloss, Arizona Muse and Toni Garrn will walk the catwalk and Carine reveals that many of them travel to the show at their own expense just to take part:

“Some of the girls come at their own expense just to be part of the show. Charities are so sad, you often feel guilty attending them. But it’s a party, and we are celebrating life.”

Opening up on her favourite prize auctioned off during the past amfAR charity events, Carine says she was impressed when a photo session with designer and photographer Karl Lagerfeld reached a high price and Lagerfeld looked extremely happy with the outcome:

“My favourite was a photo session with Karl Lagerfeld. I don’t remember how much it fetched, but it was very, very expensive. I looked at Karl and he was so happy – he looked like a little boy. You think that he has done everything and seen everything, but he didn’t expect this, he was surprised. All these stars and celebrities, they come here and they bid, because they like a surprise.”