Every year, amFAR, a prominent AIDS-research non-profit, throws a fashion-y bash in Manhattan called Inspiration to celebrate the men’s style world and raise money for a cure. It’s flashy and grand and, quite literally, a gay ole time. This year was no exception. Case in point: James Franco, Liza Minnelli, and Jennifer Hudson shared oxygen. We had a good time and also learned a thing or two. We explain in numbers. A sample below. Read the full list here.
6. …that copper is “in”
So copper stuff is apparently having a moment. During the event’s fashion show, about five models rocked accessories—ranging from hockey masks to shoulder pads— in the precious metal.
5. …that Liza Minnelli is exactly like her Arrested Development character
Before performing a couple songs her belated friend—and amFAR founder—Liz Taylor loved, the kooky icon gave a speech wherein she recalled several heart-felt memories of Liz and Rock Hudson and the rise of AIDS. And she did them with the same frenzied rhythm and clumsily endearing delivery that Lucille Austero would have. Even accidentally kicked the podium at one point with a resounding thud and twitchy apology. We liked.