Now that I have introduced you to all of my friends who were with me on this beautiful amfAR evening, I will take you by the hand so that you will be able to feel my emotions!
Sarah Jessica Parker opened the evening. She explained the mission of the association. I would have expected more emphasis and passion, given amfAR’s great contribution in providing help to so many children suffering from AIDS in Africa.
After the introduction there was an auction to raise funds. There were not many items. I had expected a greater number of many more donors and then a great battle to buy!
I offered two front row seats for my fashion show in Milan and a “complete look” to be chosen from my boutique in Via della Spiga!
I was quite happy since the package offered by the Cavalli fashion house reached 32,000 Euros at auction. Not bad!
Lindsay Lohan came over to my table to say hello. I didn’t recognize her at first.
A long blonde hair flowed over her shoulder and covered part of her beautiful face.
I asked the reason for her hairstyle and she reminded me that in her new film about the life of Elizabeth Taylor.
Lindsay will play the part of Elizabeth Taylor. This is a very important role. I hope she will find herself after so many difficulties. I met Lindsay in Los Angeles at her eighteenth birthday party – she was just a beautiful young girl with so much promise and her dreams!
Finally Cindy takes the stage, which means it’s my turn. Cindy will give me an award for my help and deep attachment to amfAR. I begin to get sick to my stomach.
It almost never happens. Too many important people. More than two thousand who will hear my speech and judge.
Already that morning my assistants were imploring me to prepare a few sentences.
I have a very bad character, I fear that if I prepare, I could lose my spontaneity!
But the thing that most frightens me is not having the mastery of the language.
I keep asking myself “will the two thousand people present understand what I am saying?”.
Cindy begins to introduce me. As she describes how I am a little genius of fashion so my fear to go up on stage grows!
I pluck up courage and go up. My sunglasses help me to hide. I ride in advance, I go up too early before Cindy is finished, but I was too eager to start and finish!
I noticed that during this wonderful evening no one had adequately explained the real work of amfAR. Having followed this great Association for over ten years.
I felt compelled to be the promoter and I shake the feelings of all present.
I started telling them of Sharon Stone’s tears of emotion at Cannes as she described her experiences in Africa. Many of the children born with AIDS die each day. I feel like their spokesman trying to convince all those present to give up a little piece of their happiness in favor of someone who suffers, who dies!
Many, many cheers, means they understood my English. I managed to convey my message, how exciting!
I then returned to my table and on the way met the hands of all those who wanted to shake mine!
The best compliment I got was from my son Daniele “BELLISSIMO BABBO, MERAVIGLIOSO” BEATIFUL DAD, MARVELOUS. Daniel does not praise easily.
His words made this evening even more special and magical!
Un bacino grande, grandissimo.
I LOVE YOU