Elton John World News: A Drive to Help Elton's Foundation

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Wednesday 14 May 2008 @ 16:27 - GMT

Formula One drivers and their wives and girlfriends are to take part in a fashion show at the Monaco Grand Prix to raise money for the EJAF.

The Amber Fashion gala, to be hosted by Steve Rider and Bernie Ecclestone's daughter Tamara, will take place on the Friday night of the Monaco Grand Prix and will feature Elizabeth Hurleys swimwear range, Jimmy Choo shoes, Chopard jewellery and Isabell Kristensens evening gowns. And Tamara's sister, Petra, is launching a new menswear collection, called FORM.

Following the catwalk event, guests will be invited to bid for a selection of luxurious lots to raise money for the philanthropy. Items on offer include a week on Force India co-owner Vijay Mallyas 95-metre yacht, the Indian Empress, and a piano used by Elton to write and record the Songs from the West Coast, signed by 17 international musicians.

Auctioneer Charlie Ross will be onhand to help boost bids at the fund-raiser, to be held at the Le Meridien Beach Plaza Hotel on May 23.

Sonia Irvine, Amber Fashion director, said: "It is an honour for Amber Fashion to be supporting the EJAF and we are very grateful for the personal attention David Furnish is giving this project.

"HRH Prince Albert II of Monaco has also kindly graced us with his presence for the past two years. We firmly believe that this year's event will be our best to date with Formula One drivers this time joining their wives and girlfriends on the catwalk."

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