PARTIES

One Night in Hong Kong with Victoria Beckham and Adrien Brody


What was Victoria Beckham doing in Hong Kong on a random Saturday night in March? Administering to a good cause, it turns out. She was getting honored by amfAR for her efforts on behalf of the HIV/AIDS research organization. This was one of amfAR’s many, regular galas around the world, and they had on hand a clutch of name actors and models, including Uma Thurman, Karolina Kurkova and Michelle Rodriguez, plus Asian celebrities like Michelle Yeoh, Elvis Han, Liu Wen, Amanda Strang and the pianist Lang Lang, who performed. The Calvin Klein and Harry Winston-sponsored event raised more than $4 million by the end of the night, helped along by a Simon de Pury-led live auction, when guests bid on items including an original piece of art by Adrien Brody, also in attendance, titled Grey Dragon, which sold for $100,000.

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Adrien Brody in Calvin Klein, Victoria Beckham and Kenneth Cole. Photo by Ryan Emberley.

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Karolina Kurkova in Calvin Klein. Photo by Ryan Emberley.

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Liu Wen in Calvin Klein, with the brand’s designer Francisco Costa. Courtesy of amfAR.

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Elle King. Photo by Ryan Emberley.

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Michelle Rodriguez. Photo by Ryan Emberley.

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Victoria Beckham. Photo by Ryan Emberley.

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Aloe Blacc. Courtesy of amfAR.

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Adrian Brody (wearing Calvin Klein) auctioned off an original piece of art, titled Grey Dragon, for $100,000. Photo by Ryan Emberley.

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Lang Lang. Photo by Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images for amfAR.

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Victoria Beckham. Photo by Ryan Emberley.

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Elvis Han, in Calvin Klein and Italo Zucchelli. Courtesy of amfAR.

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Wendi Murdoch in Calvin Klein. Photo by Xaume Olleros/Getty Images for amfAR.

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The scene at dinner. Photo by Xaume Olleros/Getty Images for amfAR.

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Lang Lang. Photo by Ryan Emberley.

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Michelle Rodriguez. Photo by Xaume Olleros/Getty Images for amfAR.

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Shannon S. Photo by Ryan Emberley.

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Simon de Pury