It may sound like a cash-for-gold scheme, but no. The Ultimate Gold Collection Fashion Show on May 23, curated by Carine Roitfeld, will showcase the likes of Karlie Kloss, Alessandra Ambrosio, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Lily Donaldson in custom-made golden—and, in some cases, gold—outfits. The precious models will don gowns, some of them literally worth their weight in gold, by a cast of luxury labels including Chanel, Burberry, Alexander McQueen, Tom Ford, Armani and Dolce & Gabbana, as well as one-of-a-kind jewels by Bulgari, Hoorsenbuhs, House of Waris, and Kimberly McDonald.
The event, held during the Cannes Film Festival on May 23, is part of the Cinema Against AIDS charity to benefit amfAR, sponsored by and live-streamed on LoveGold. Although it isn’t likely anything to walk down the runway will look quite like this mock-up of a size 0 Elizabeth Taylor—to whom the show is a tribute, despite her association another kind of bling—dripping in Roberto Cavalli and Chanel, or Richard Burton in a severely drop-crotched pants.