Stars walked down a chic black carpet, rather than a red one, (the room was designed by Donatella Versace
, complete with Versace
tableware) and there was far less bling on display.
Last year was a different time and place, designer and amfAR chairman Kenneth Cole told ELLEuk.com. Its very hard out there now, but its no less important in here. A sentiment shared by guest of honour, Bill Clinton who urged the celeb packed party that when times get tough, 'give more not less'.
It certainly meant auctioneers Sharon Stone
and Josh Hartnett had their work cut out, even offering to strip if the Fiat that Diesel's Renzo Rosso
customised and donated went for more then 100,000 Euros. (It didn't!)