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Last night, celebrities and socialites gathered in St. Tropez to attend the third annual Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation gala. The glittering charity soirée raised a record 45 million dollars that will go towards the Academy Award winning actor’s environmental efforts.
Guests included U2 singer Bono, actor Bradley Cooper, and singer Mariah Carey who arrived in a plunging gown. Also in attendance was Naomi Campbell, who was joined by a crop of fellow models such as Alessandra Ambrosio, Doutzen Kroes, Anja Rubik, Lily Donaldson, Constance Jablonski, and Joan Smalls who wore a cold-shoulder, ruffled, burgundy dress by Lebanese designer Elie Saab.
After an introductory speech by man of the hour Leonardo DiCaprio, the evening went on to showcase live performances by The Weeknd and Lana Del Rey. A live auction gave bidders the chance to dine with actress Margot Robbie; take home Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Harley Davidson; pick up art pieces by Pablo Picasso and Jeff Koons; and more. The star-studded bash also saw guests honor the victims from the recent Nice tragedy, with a portion of the evening’s proceeds going towards Give for France.
Since its inception in 1998, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has donated over 59 million dollars to fund projects across 48 countries. These endeavors have helped the native tiger population increase for the first time in a hundred years, and create the first embargo on new palm oil plantations in Indonesia.