Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Saint-Tropez Gala
For four years beginning in 2014, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) Saint Tropez Gala was one of the most prestigious and impactful charitable events in the world. With the natural star-power and magnetic draw of its founder, Leonardo DiCaprio, the event welcomed the industry elites throughout the entertainment, environmental, art, and business worlds. It was the event of the summer consistently raising tens of millions of dollars each year for the Foundations grant- making initiatives to protect the world’s last wild places.
Each year featured an astounding live auction curated by Lisa Schiff of some of the most sought after artists in the world including Urs Fischer, KAWS, Damien Hirst, Pablo Picasso, and Richard Prince just to name a few. The auction also featured once-in-a-lifetime opportunities like a private dinner with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winselt and collectables from Leo’s private collection.
Auction highlights include: Damien Hirst’s Golden Myth selling for €4,500,000 at the inaugural gala, Picasso’s Femme Assise selling for over €4 million, and Rodin’s The Thinker, Richard Prince’s Untitled (Cowboy) and George Condo’s Blue Diagonal Head all selling for over €2 million each.
The event has hosted some of the most internationally renowned performers in the world such as: Elton John, Madonna, Lenny Kravitz, Bono, The Weekend, John Legend, and Andrea Bocelli
Attendees included: HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, Marion Cotillard, Philippe Cousteau, Kate Hudson, Sir Elton John and David Furnish, Orlando Bloom, Adrien Brody, Bradley Cooper, Mariah Carey, Edward Norton, Tobey Maguire, Naomi Campbell, Goldie Hawn, Heidi Klum, Petra Nemcova, Irina Shayk, Chris Tucker, and Chrissy Teigen among many others.