Hosted by Linda Evangelista and Dean & Dan Caten of DSQUARED2, notable celebrities gathered for an upscale, fashionable and glamourous evening for the final MAC Viva Glam Fashion Cares fundraising event in support of men, women and youth living with HIV.  The event then continued inside for music performances by the Scissor Sisters and Janelle Monae.  Sir Elton John himself performed Tiny Dancer, Your Song, renditions of Rocket Man and Crocodile Rock.  The finale, I’m Still Standing, with over 20 acts participating included Jully Black, Kesha Chante and Chantal Kreviazuk.

Celebrities in attendance included:  Scissor Sisters, Janelle Monae, Sky Ferreira, Chantal Kreviazuk, Raine Maida,  Jully Black, Billy Newton Davis, Carole Pope, Jarvis Church, Kreesha Turner, Elise Legrow, Anjulie, Shawn Desman, Divine Brown, Nikki Yanofsky and Jian Ghomeshi.  We spotted Kardinal Offishall running in after the red carpet ended.

The final Fashion Cares philanthropy event benefited Canadian HIV/AIDS foundations nationwide as distributed through the AIDS Committee of Toronto as well as the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF).

It was nice to see that #FashionCares25 and #FC25 were trending on Twitter and we can see why!

D Squared

Kreesha Turner

Linda Evangelista being interviewed by Jeanne Beker

Linda Evangelista

Jeanne Beker

Petra Nemcova

Elton John and David Furnish

Yasmin Warsame’s spine back dress

Yasmin Warsame with D Squared

Scissor Sisters

Sky Ferreira

Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida

Shawn Desman

About AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT)
Since 1983 ACT has developed programs and services that respond to the changing needs of
the communities it serves.
ACT provides support services that empower men, women and youth living with HIV to achieve
self-determination, informed decision-making, independence, and overall well-being. We do this
through programs such as counselling, information provision, social support activities and
programs that help people with HIV return to work.

About Fashion Cares
A critical, artistic and financial success since it’s inception in 1987, Fashion Cares builds
awareness of HIV/AIDS while raising funds for the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT). Combining
local and international fashion talent with the design and business communities, this always sold
out, media and celebrity studded evening caps elegant cocktails and cuisine with a rousing
auction, a theatrical runway event, and an entertainment spectacle. With a 22-year attendance
record of over 50 thousand guests and volunteers, Fashion Cares has netted profits of nearly $12
million dollars to date. For Fashion Cares 25 updates, see or

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