Leonardo DiCaprio Raises More Than $40 Million for the Environment at Star …

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Kate Hudson Steams Up the Scene in a Sheer Corset Dress at Leonardo DiCaprio’s Gala in St. Tropez: Photos!.

The star invited a number of his celebrity friends, including Sir Elton John, Michelle Rodriguez and Orlando Bloom, to help raise funds for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, his environmental conservation organization. Elton John and John Legend were surprise performers at Leo DiCaprio‘s 2nd annual star-studded environmental fundraiser on Wednesday in St-Tropez — and Sir Elton even auctioned off two private concerts for $3 million total.The amount was raised through the auction of luxury items and unique experiences, at the second annual gala hosted by actor’s eponymous foundation in St Tropez.

Which is why we sympathize with the brunette beauty—her platinum lace-up Stuart Weitzman heels were worthy of a Carrie Bradshaw jaw-drop, and there was no way she was going to let something like the stilettos having a narrow-opening prevent her from wearing them. But first DiCaprio kicked off bidding at the Riviera auction with an impassioned plea, telling guests their support would help protect “the tiger, rhino, shark, and mountain gorilla,” and that, “We’ve decimated our forests, wild lands, polluted and over fished our rivers and oceans … I’m incredibly proud to be part of a night that will allow us to do so much to protect the planet.“ He then auctioned off personal items including the Rolex Daytona off his wrist, plus artworks from his own collection by Andy Warhol and Bansky, that brought in $2 million total. The view at the Domaine Bertaud Belieu winery, where the gala was held, proved spectacular for more than one reason: The gala drew a bevy of supermodels including Naomi Campbell, Heidi Klum, Petra Nemcova, Irina Shayk and Chrissy Teigen. Auctioneer Simon de Pury stepped in to sell off further lots including a luxury home on DiCaprio’s island resort in Belize — Blackadore Caye — which was snapped up by Colony Capital’s Tom Barrack for over $11 million. Blackadore’s being developed as “the world’s greenest resort” and there are apparently 45 estates left on the island which are shown by invitation only.

Hudson had a very special date for the evening: her mama, Goldie Hawn, who looked lovely in a flowing, pale green gown, which she accessorized with golden statement jewels. Before the night was through, Hudson hopped on Instagram to share a gorgeous group shot with the ladies at the event, including Michelle Rodriguez (also in a peekaboo number), which she simply captioned, “St. Nina dressed to the occasion in an elegant white Reem Acra design with a décolletage-bearing neckline and sleek metallic embroidery outlining the bodice. Harvey Weinstein, who worked with DiCaprio on “Gangs of New York” and “The Aviator,” offered bidders access with him to the Oscars plus other high-profile events like the Cannes Film Festival, Met Gala and White House Correspondents Dinner. Also spotted at the gala were gallerist Larry Gagosian, Formula One star Lewis Hamilton, Joan Collins, Adrien Brody, Petra Nemcova, Chris Tucker, Sylvester Stallone, Julius Baer CEO Boris F.J.

The actor added, “By focusing on protecting these critically endangered iconic species, it’s almost like setting up a worldwide network of Noah’s arks.” Be a trendsetter!

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