On Thursday, the annual amfAR Gala Cannes took place at the Hotel Du Cap Eden Roc Cap D’Antibes in France.
And Georgina Rodriguez exuded elegance in a sparkling black dress and eye-catching necklace as she posed for photos on the grounds of the legendary hotel.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend, 29, showed off her ample cleavage in the top half of her Basque-style dress, which featured gorgeous off-shoulder straps.
Georgina also showed off her tight pins using a bold thigh-high split, while boosting her height with pointed heels.
With her raven black locks tied back, the former saleswoman accessorized her glamorous look with a striking pink teardrop necklace and diamond bracelets.
Wow! Georgina Rodriguez, 29, exuded elegance in a sparkling black dress as she posed for photos on Thursday in the grounds of France’s Hotel Du Cap Eden Roc Cap D’Antibes
Glam: Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend showed off her ample cleavage in the top half of her basque-style dress, which had gorgeous off-shoulder straps
Gorgeous: Georgina also showed off her toned pins using a bold thigh-high split, while boosting her height with pointy heels
Queen Latifah hosted what is the most popular party at the annual Cannes Film Festival, which raises millions of dollars for AIDS and HIV research and awareness.
Guests enjoyed musical performances from Halsey, Adam Lambert, Bebe Rexha and Gladys Knight, while sipping Clase Azul Gold and Reposado tequila from Mexico’s first luxury spirit brand.
Clase Azul is Mexico’s premier luxury spirits brand and makers of Clase Azul Reposado that celebrity guests will enjoy at the party.
It retails from £220 and can be purchased in Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and Harrods, as well as the world’s best bars, restaurants and members’ clubs.
The posh amfAR gala also included a fashion show, curated by Carine Roitfeld, and a fundraising auction by Simon de Pury.
Included in the auction were Cecily Brown’s latest work – created especially for amfAR – and a 2016 signed Damien Hirst artwork by Leonardo DiCaprio.
AmfAR Gala Cannes co-chairs include Angela Bassett, Kate Beckinsale, Robert De Niro, Ethan Hawke, Scarlett Johansson, Milla Jovovich, Eva Longoria and Heidi Klum.
Stunning: With her raven black locks tied back, the former sales assistant accessorized her glamorous look with a striking pink teardrop necklace and diamond bracelets
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is one of the world’s leading non-profit organizations dedicated to supporting AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and advocacy.
In April 1983, Dr. Mathilde Krim and Dr. Joseph Sonnabend, along with Michael Callen and several others in New York City, founded the AIDS Medical Foundation (AMF).
It was the world’s first private organization dedicated to raising funds to support scientific and medical research on AIDS. In 1984 the first research grants were awarded.
In September 1985, amfAR was formed through AMF’s association with the like-minded National AIDS Research Foundation, which had been established in August 1985 in California.
Since then, amfAR has invested nearly $617 million in its programs and awarded more than 3,500 grants to research teams around the world.
amfAR Gala Cannes has raised more than $245 million in total for amfAR’s life-saving AIDS research.
This extraordinary success has enabled the Foundation to make crucial research investments to bring a cure for HIV within reach.
amfAR’s research investments have contributed to the development of antiretroviral drugs that keep millions of people alive and helped eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV in many parts of the world.
What is AIDS and HIV?
What is AIDS?
AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
It is a disease in which the body’s immune system breaks down and is unable to fight off infections, known as “opportunistic infections,” and other diseases that take advantage of a weakened immune system.
What is HIV?
HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus.
It is the virus that causes AIDS. HIV, a member of a group of viruses called retroviruses, infects human cells and uses the energy and nutrients provided by those cells to grow and reproduce.
And amfAR has fueled a scientific community that, once highly skeptical, has largely embraced the idea that a cure is not only possible, but achievable in our lifetime.
Today amfAR supports a range of healing strategies. For example, a new grant initiative called ARCHE-GT supports teams of researchers exploring gene therapy approaches for healing.
Importantly, the researchers are tasked with developing an intervention that can be administered by injection, increasing the likelihood that, if effective, it can be administered without complicated laboratory procedures.
Since the start of the pandemic, approximately 84.2 million people have contracted HIV and more than 40 million people have died from AIDS-related illnesses.