06-21-2005: "Four Inches": A Benefit For The Elton John Aids Foundation

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How much is a naked Paris Hilton worth to you? How about Rebecca Romijn, Minnie Driver, Mimi Rogers, or Lara Flynn Boyle? Those women and fifteen others found out last night just what their flesh was worth, as they watched a tent packed full of charity-minded Hollywood types bid on their nude photos.

The event was the brainchild of Jimmy Choo president Tamara Mellon (her nude photo, by Mary McCartney McDonald, went for $20,000) and supported by Cartier jewelry. Called "4 Inches" the idea was to create images of beautiful women wearing nothing but 4-inch Jimmy Choo heels, then to auction them off to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation, and more specifically, the women and children of Africa who are suffering with that horrific disease.

The easy sells of the evening were the shots of supermodels showing some skin. Rebecca Romijn posed with a rooster ("It's called 'Chick with a Cock'!" she joked); it went for $13,000. Heidi Klum wasn't in the house, but her gorgeous portrait went for $15,000; and Iman's shot, of the 50-plus model lounging on a fur rug, rang up $16,000.

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