The Inspiration Gala

backstage-at-amfar-inspiration-ball-photos-a-kevin-tachman-2010-0341cr2-2Honoree Ricky Martin & Host Kylie Minogue

Last night’s amfAR Inspiration Gala certainly lived up to its name; stars from the world of fashion, film and music were out in full force to support AIDS research and enjoy an evening of unforgettable entertainment. Honoring Jean Paul Gaultier and Ricky Martin, the party featured music from the likes of Cyndi Lauper, Kelly Rowland and the night’s celeb DJ, Estelle. Host Kylie Minogue got the crowd ready for excitement and kept the ball rolling on night’s events.

In addition to the music, guests were treated to a special fashion show with Wilhelmina’s biggest talents, all of whom donated their time just for this special charity event. From the moment Noah Mills walked out in his Tom Ford suit, to the grand finale with Tyson Ballou in a JPG gown, the audience was kept on the edge of their seats – skirt enthusiast Marc Jacobs especially enjoyed Tyson’s ensemble. Adding to the excitement was the silent auction, which gave attendees the chance to bid on select items from the runway.

For a glimpse of all the evening had to offer, take a look these beautiful pictures by Kevin Tachman of the always stunning

backstage-at-amfar-inspiration-ball-photos-a-kevin-tachman-2010-1118cr2Designer Thom Browne and John Dempsey of Estee Lauder

backstage-at-amfar-inspiration-ball-photos-a-kevin-tachman-2010-1116cr2Designer John Bartlett and social fixture Tinsley Mortimer

backstage-at-amfar-inspiration-ball-photos-a-kevin-tachman-2010-0468cr2The always exciting Cyndi Lauper performed at the event

backstage-at-amfar-inspiration-ball-photos-a-kevin-tachman-2010-0413cr2Barneys’ Simon Doonan, looking dapper as always

backstage-at-amfar-inspiration-ball-photos-a-kevin-tachman-2010-0366cr2Honoree Jean-Paul Gaultier

backstage-at-amfar-inspiration-ball-photos-a-kevin-tachman-2010-1489cr2The enigmatic Oriol Elcacho

backstage-at-amfar-inspiration-ball-photos-a-kevin-tachman-2010-1072cr2Alex Lundqvist, still flawless!


An incredible headdress from designer Rodrigo Otazu on Andre Douglas


Ben Hill looks cool in Thom Browne

backstage-at-amfar-inspiration-ball-photos-a-kevin-tachman-2010-0905cr2Noah Mills, handsome and distinguished

backstage-at-amfar-inspiration-ball-photos-a-kevin-tachman-2010-0764cr2Taylor Fuchs, Diego Miguel, Ben Hill and Reid Prebenda pose for the camera


A classic creation by Jean-Paul Gaultier on Timo Rademan


Jon Kortajarena, Andres Velencoso Segura, Enrique Palacios, Brad Alphonso smile for the camera


Tyson Ballou‘s skirt caused quite the commotion!


Check out Julian Schratter on the NY Public Library runway

backstage-at-amfar-inspiration-ball-photos-a-kevin-tachman-2010-1384cr2The crowd certainly appreciates Tyson.

backstage-at-amfar-inspiration-ball-photos-a-kevin-tachman-2010-2054cr21Jon K, Noah and Wilhelmina Models’ Greg Chan

Special Thanks To :

Drew Linehan of Trew Productions and Maurilio Carnino for MTC Casting

  1. those spanish men do it best, absolutely delicious! how regal does oriol look?!

  2. Wow these pics are all amazing! Props to Julian S. holding it down in such a great event. That boy got looks! (and i hear can bbq a mean burger)

  3. So who is thus julian? I see all big name boys. What has julian done? I want to see more of him as he most be something special booking a show like this.

  4. julian has done some good shows and has shot a few campaigns this season they will be out soon… also he runs a pretty legit blog as well

  5. Julian looks great. Really cool stuff. Haven’t seen him since the Dolce show.

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