USA Actress Sharon Stone, left, and Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli pose at the Amfar charity event, part of the Fashion Week in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Sept.22, 2012. (AP Photo/Giuseppe Aresu)
MILAN (AP) — Sharon Stone has helped to raise more than $1.1 million (€846,000) for AIDS research during Milan Fashion Week.
Hours after she was taken briefly to a hospital after feeling unwell following a Fendi runway show, the 54-year-old Stone looked fine as she enticed higher bids at the amfAR Foundation for AIDS Research charity auction Saturday night.
Designer Roberto Cavalli paid €35,000 ($45,500) for a new interpretation of the Bocca sofa shaped like lips after Stone reclined on the piece, demonstrating its comfort.
A 2004 Damien Hirst etching of nine colored dots called "Quene 1-AM" netted €110,000 ($143,000) while a Robert Rauschenberg print "Site" earned €40,000 ($52,000).
The foundation said most of the money it raises is used for research toward finding a cure for AIDS.