Australian singer and gay icon Kylie Minogue auctioned her Jean Paul Gaultier halter top dress at an AIDS benefit Friday night in Paris, the AP reported.

Minogue's feathered black dress fetched $24,770 for the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), a nonprofit organization that supports HIV/AIDS research.

“Tonight I am hosting the amfAR Inspiration Gala in Paris,” the 42-year-old Minogue tweeted to her fans. “An honor to help such a worthy cause.”

Minogue's career was put on hold in 2006 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She only recently began to open up about the experience, telling the UK's Johnathan Ross on Friday that family, friends and fans helped lighten the “darkness” she suffered.

Her 2003 video for the single Slow was named one of the “greatest, gayest videos of all time” by gay glossy Out. The magazine said: “Count on good ol' Kylie to confect this super-glossy, super-tan orgiastic fantasy.”

At the event, held in the legendary Chez Maxim's restaurant and club in central Paris, French designed Gaultier was honored for his charity work.