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.