Milla Jovovich Honors Ukraine with Blue Gown at amfAR Gala: ‘Wanted to Represent My People’

Milla Jovovich Honors Ukraine with Blue Gown at amfAR Gala: ‘Wanted to Represent My People’

Milla Jovovich made greater than a vogue assertion together with her have a look at this yr’s amfAR Cannes Gala.

The Ukrainian-born actress and mannequin, 46, stepped out Friday in a sky blue, tulle off-the shoulder robe with a turquoise necklace and nude heels. She was joined by her 14-year-old daughter Ever Gabo Anderson, who wore a shimmering yellow mini gown with silver Mary Janes.

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Collectively, the mom and daughter channeled the colours of the Ukrainian flag, and Jovovich opened up in regards to the intention to PEOPLE.

“For me, it was actually necessary coming right here… As a result of I’ve household in Ukraine which are surviving the conflict. And I actually felt like I needed to signify my folks,” she explains. To take action, she selected a robe designed by Ukrainian model Lever Couture.

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“I simply occurred to see this designer and have a look at her items of artwork that she calls robes,” the Fifth Factor actress continues. “And abruptly a good friend of mine was like, ‘Sure, she’s Ukrainian.’ And I met her and we grew to become associates. And I mentioned, ‘You already know what? That is the proper place to showcase how superb, how mental, how educated, how cultured the nation of Ukraine is.’ “

Jovovich mentioned that she has household on “either side” of the conflict, which has been ongoing since Feb. 24 — the primary main land battle in Europe in a long time.

“It is a onerous time on the earth for everyone and the conflict in Ukraine, COVID, mass shootings, it is horrible,” she says. “However as we speak we’re right here for a very good trigger. And as we speak is a day of hope as a result of amfAR is doing good issues for folks and serving to folks not simply survive with HIV/AIDS, however thrive. So lastly, there is a shining mild on this darkish, darkish time.

The Resident Evil actress added that whereas she’s concerned with many causes in the meanwhile, the work of amFAR deserved a particular shoutout. 

Milla Jovovich poses in the course of the amfAR Cannes Gala 2022

“It is onerous to get up within the morning and really feel okay,” she mentioned. “However thank goodness this trigger is one thing that may carry us happiness as a result of not less than amfAR is doing one thing to carry hope to so many individuals that I do know personally. So yeah, not less than as we speak I can smile.”

RELATED: Milla Jovovich Says She Is ‘Heartbroken and Dumbstruck Attempting to Course of the Occasions’ in Ukraine

In February, because the Russian invasion started in Ukraine, Jovovich took to Instagram to share her emotions on the occasions happening in her house nation. 

“I’m heartbroken and dumbstruck making an attempt to course of the occasions of this week in my birthplace of Ukraine,” Jovovich wrote on Feb. 25 in a submit directing followers to a hyperlink in her bio containing organizations geared towards serving to folks nonetheless within the nation as Russia carried out its invasion. “My nation and folks being bombed. Family and friends in hiding.”

The Russian assault on Ukraine is an evolving story, with data altering rapidly. Observe PEOPLE’s full protection of the conflict right here, together with tales from residents on the bottom and methods to assist.

By Alexandra Schonfeld @aschonfeldnyc By Carita Rizzo

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