Stars fete amfAR

Celebs fete org's chair Krim

NEW YORK — There was plenty of glitz and glamour at amfAR’s black-tie fund-raiser at Cipriani 42nd on Jan. 31, celebrating org’s founding chair Dr. Mathilde Krim among others. And then there was Woody Allen, in all his frumpy, self-effacing glory.

Allen, who rarely attends such events, let alone speak at them, broke the mold to fete — and reminisce — Krim.

“I was invited to the Krim home and we were celebrating one night,” Allen said, recalling a night in the 1960s. “I found myself standing around a circle with a cocktail in my hand with these heavyweight Democrats like Adlai Stevenson and Averill Harriman, and I had nothing to say and no light to shed on anything.

“I was a complete non-entity. Mathilde brought me into the conversation and helped keep me going, kept me afloat. That is who she is. She wouldn’t let me make a fool of myself.”

Thesp Sharon Stone was presented with the inaugural Roy London Award (London, her former acting coach, died of AIDS). Whoopi Goldberg, MTV vice chair Bill Roedy and AIDS Fund’s John Demsey each received amfAR’s Award of Courage for their roles in AIDS awareness and work for the org.

More Scene

  • 'The Tale' FYC event

    Laura Dern on Impact of 'The Tale' During #MeToo: 'There Is Restorative Justice Here'

    NEW YORK — There was plenty of glitz and glamour at amfAR’s black-tie fund-raiser at Cipriani 42nd on Jan. 31, celebrating org’s founding chair Dr. Mathilde Krim among others. And then there was Woody Allen, in all his frumpy, self-effacing glory. Allen, who rarely attends such events, let alone speak at them, broke the mold […]

  • LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 19:

    'Stranger Things' Team Offers Glimpses Into Season 3 at Netflix FYSee

    NEW YORK — There was plenty of glitz and glamour at amfAR’s black-tie fund-raiser at Cipriani 42nd on Jan. 31, celebrating org’s founding chair Dr. Mathilde Krim among others. And then there was Woody Allen, in all his frumpy, self-effacing glory. Allen, who rarely attends such events, let alone speak at them, broke the mold […]

  • 'Pose' TV show premiere

    Ryan Murphy Wants 'Pose' to Be 'Uplifting' for LGBTQ Community in Trump Era

    NEW YORK — There was plenty of glitz and glamour at amfAR’s black-tie fund-raiser at Cipriani 42nd on Jan. 31, celebrating org’s founding chair Dr. Mathilde Krim among others. And then there was Woody Allen, in all his frumpy, self-effacing glory. Allen, who rarely attends such events, let alone speak at them, broke the mold […]

  • DISNEY CHANNEL - "Disney Channel GO!

    Disney Channel Stars Meet With Fans at First Ever Fan Fest

    NEW YORK — There was plenty of glitz and glamour at amfAR’s black-tie fund-raiser at Cipriani 42nd on Jan. 31, celebrating org’s founding chair Dr. Mathilde Krim among others. And then there was Woody Allen, in all his frumpy, self-effacing glory. Allen, who rarely attends such events, let alone speak at them, broke the mold […]

  • Sweet Spots Post-Cannes Retreats: Portugal, Provence

    Sweet Spots for Post-Cannes Retreats: Portugal, Provence and London

    NEW YORK — There was plenty of glitz and glamour at amfAR’s black-tie fund-raiser at Cipriani 42nd on Jan. 31, celebrating org’s founding chair Dr. Mathilde Krim among others. And then there was Woody Allen, in all his frumpy, self-effacing glory. Allen, who rarely attends such events, let alone speak at them, broke the mold […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content