2009 marks the 40th Anniversary of New York City’s Pride celebration, with this year’s festivities set to be the most extravagant yet.

This Sunday, Interview will be supporting PrideLuxe–an artful and landmark toast to the roots of Pride and the New York City creative community. The celebration will take place at The Standard’s 4th floor overlooking the new High Line park and the official Pride parade.

Presented by Iamsterdam and Mr Patrick Duffy, the event will be hosted by some of the most colorful characters from the creative community; Alan Cumming, Patrick McMullan, Luigi Tadini, Gillian Hearst, Scott Buchheit, Patrick McDonald, Sofia Lamar and Zaldy.

Guests will enjoy inspiring performances, decadent fashions, specialty Belvedere cocktails and a spectacular gallery curated by Tommy Rom.

All gallery pieces will be part of the silent auction with proceeds benefiting amfAR. Auction items include works by Steven Klein, Terence Koh, Jack Pierson and Patrick McMullan. For a full list of PrideLuxe’s amfAR auction items click on the images below.

amfAR is an organization dedicated to ending the global AIDS epidemic through innovative research. amfAR-funded research has increased our understanding of HIV and has helped lay the groundwork for major advances in the study and treatment of HIV/AIDS. Since 1985, amfAR has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in its mission and has awarded grants to more than 2,000 research teams worldwide.