Sharon Stone Sells First-Edition ‘The Great Gatsby’ Signed by Leonardo DiCaprio for $200,000 at amfAR Cannes Dinner

Sharon Stone Sells First-Edition ‘The Great Gatsby’ Signed by Leonardo DiCaprio for $200,000 at amfAR Cannes Dinner
Sharon Stone wasn’t getting the bids that she wanted.

Around midnight on Friday night in France, after a dazzling fashion show on the lawn of a mansion in Antibes, the actor-turned-emcee was auctioning off 32 one-of-a-kind gowns by designers such as Versace, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Givenchy and Balenciaga at the amfAR Cannes gala.

Joined onstage by the 32 models who’d walked a makeshift runway — which was so slippery, two of them had tripped — Stone was ready to pocket a big check for the non-profit devoted to fighting HIV/AIDS.

But the money didn’t flow as freely as the bottles of champagne that amfAR waiters poured over a five-hour dinner for a crowd of about 400 European high rollers, business titans and oligarchs.

“Do I have a bid for $200,000!” Stone said. “Let’s go.” After not a single hand went up immediately, Stone looked out into the crowd with exasperation. “What a bunch of cheap motherfuckers,
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