Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Lady Gaga Honors Elton John at amfAR Gala

Lady Gaga honored Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish for their outstanding contributions to AIDS research organization amfAR Wednesday night by accepting the Award of Courage on their behalf at the amfAR benefit at Cipriani 42.

Gaga performed an all-white rendition of "Speechless" for the crowd, then hopping up on the piano with a pearl-encrusted face to sip a cup of tea.

Michael Kors, Chloe Sevigny, Heidi Klum and Kenneth Cole were just a handful of names in the room, along with Cyndi Lauper, who made a speech about the MAC AIDS Fund Viva Glam Campaign.

Vanessa Redgrave also showed their support by honoring her late daughter Natasha Richardson's contributions to amfAR, citing "My darling Natasha, I am so proud of your courage, your commitment, your spirit."

Rufus Wainwright hit the stage for a performance of Judy Garland's "The Man that Got Away," and Meryl Streep closed the night with an Irish song "for Tasha and all the people who aren't here tonight."

"It really takes guts to get up and sing after Lady Gaga and Rufus," Streep said. "The sacred and the profane."

1 comment:

  1. Where you there mama? Im Jealous.

    Maybe I'll see you this week during all the mayhem?

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