Diane von Furstenberg Honored for AIDS Charity Work | Designer Honored with amfAR Award of Courage

Posted on: Dec 18

Diane von Furstenberg

We all know Diane von Furstenberg creates amazing handbags, but did you know the American designer is also a tireless charity worker? Her efforts in AIDS fund raising and awareness will be recognized when she's awarded the amfAR Award of Courage next year.

Von Furstenberg will be honored alongside iconic actress Elizabeth Taylor and former American president Bill Clinton.

"Each of these honorees has made vital and distinctive contributions to the global struggle against HIV/AIDS," amfAR chairman and fellow fashionista Kenneth Cole told Women's Wear Daily. "We are enormously proud to be able to pay tribute to such exceptional and compassionate humanitarians."

The ceremony will be held at New York's Cipriani on February 9, 2011. The gala event will also mark 25 years of amfAR. That non-profit organization may not have found a cure yet, but through the efforts of supporters like von Furstenberg I'm sure it's much closer to it.

[Source: Vogue UK]
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