Tamara Mellon 18th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Award Party one shoulder black dress

Tamara Mellon at the 18th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Award party on March 7, 2010 in West Hollywood, California. Photo: Larry Busacca, Getty Images

The ninth annual Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) benefit is getting a style boost this year thanks to one of its honorees, Tamara Mellon.

At EJAF's star-studded An Enduring Vision gala on October 18, the Jimmy Choo founder and CCO will take the stage at Cipriani Wall Street and receive the Enduring Vision award for her support of John's organization in the U.S. and U.K.

Five years ago, Mellon created the Four Inches Project, which provided monetary support to programs benefiting women and children affected by AIDS in Africa, and in 2009 she partnered with the EJAF to launch the Project PEP capsule accessories and shoes collection, with 25-percent of the proceeds going to women in South Africa.

Others to be recognized at the gala include Victor Pinchuk and Elena Franchuk, who have worked to expose the AIDS epidemic in the Ukraine, and EJAF supporters Jeffrey and Marilyn Katzenberg.

The night, which raised $2 million last year and will once again be hosted by CNN's Anderson Cooper, will also include performances by Elton John and Leon Russell.

Fashion industry titans Donna Karan and Evelyn and Leonard Lauder of Estee Lauder, along with Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and others, will serve as co-chairs of the big night.

Congrats to Mellon! Our eyes will be glued on her shoe choice for the special evening.

In related news: Check out a sneak peak of the new Jimmy Choo Uggs.