The Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders performed at the celebrity-studded amfAR New York Inspiration Gala that was held at the New York Public Library on June 7th. During the gala, amfAR paid tribute to iconic recording artist and eight-time Grammy winner Fergie as well as Marc Jacobs International President, Robert Duffy. Academy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank presented the Piaget Award of Inspiration and Rose McGowan and Cheyenne Jackson co-hosted the prestigious event.
Accustomed to performing on a 100 yard football field for thousands of fans at Eagles games, the cheerleaders embraced the opportunity to show off their moves on the 100 yard long runway! Their high energy performance opened the sports-inspired fashion show which showcased exclusive looks by the world's leading menswear designers. The designs featured black tie takes on athletic wear, inspired by the upcoming Olympic Games. Legendary Olympic medalist and AIDS activist Greg Louganis was the first to walk in the fashion show, followed by Rugby star Ben Cohen, and numerous top New York male models. Calvin Klein, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Hugo Boss, Jean Paul Gaultier, Kenneth Cole, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Piaget, Ralph Lauren, and Versace were among the designers that donated looks for the runway show.
Photos of the cheerleaders performing at the amfAR gala showed up on some of the hottest fashion magazine sites the next day such as Elle, Style, In-Style, Women's Wear Daily, and Vanity Fair. Check out some of the photos from the event here
The Inspiration Gala was part of a series of amfAR benefit events that celebrate all aspects of men's style. Previous events in the series have taken place in New York, Paris, Los Angeles, and Sao Paulo. amFAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is one of the world's leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy. Since 1985, amFAR has invested more than $340 million in its programs and has awarded grants to more than 2,000 research teams worldwide.
For more information about amFAR and the Inspiration Gala series, visit www.amfar.org