On the eve of New York Fashion Week, the industry's elite took time out to raise awareness for AIDS at amfAR's annual gala benefit on Wednesday night.
At this year's 19th edition of the event, actress Scarlett Johansson and designer Donatella Versace were honoured for their commitment to the cause. "I'm deeply, deeply touched. Really, deeply touched to be here," said Johansson.
Brazilian model Adriana Lima said Versace was worthy of the honour. "She always finds a way to help with different charities. You can tell that she uses her profile to help other people and she has a great heart. So she deserves an award tonight," Lima said.
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, was founded in 1985 and has funded more than 3,300 research organisations around the world. Several times a year the foundation holds galas to raise money and awareness to fight the disease.