Saturday 10 November 2012 saw Kevin Spacey and David Furnish host the sixth Annual Grey Goose Winter Ball, held at the Battersea Power Station – one of London’s most iconic buildings. A beautiful dinner, curated by two Michelin Starred chef, Hélène Darroze was followed by an incredible auction that saw Labirinth join auctioneer Charlie Ross onstage to auction off a money can’t buy lot that included his personal Raymond Weil Limited Edition Brit Awards watch, a bespoke track created by Labirinth and dinner in his restaurant Mosaica.
Before the auction even began, Jay Kay (Jamiroquai’s front man) another past design partner of Raymond Weil jumped onto the stage and pledged £50,000. This was then followed by a flurry of pledges that resulted in the auction lot finally being sold for £180,000 - the most an auction lot has ever been sold for at the Grey Goose Winter Ball. In total the sum of £690,000 was raised on the night.
The Grey Goose Winter Ball to benefit the Elton John Aids Foundation was set up six years ago to help raise funds for the Elton John AIDS Foundation to support its fight against HIV and Aids within the UK and Internationally. To date an amazing £3million has been raised through the Grey Goose Winter Ball.