The Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience
At The Burj Khalifa
The day before the Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience (VFDE) celebrations kicked off earlier this month, Vogue Italia and Emaar hosted a press conference inside the tallest skycraper in the world – the Burj Khalifa, Dubai UAE. VFDE is a brand new collaboration between Vogue Italia's Editor in Chief, Franca Sozzani, and the Chairman of Emaar Properties, His Excellency Mohamed Alabbar as well as Tariq Al Gurg CEO of local charity Dubai Cares. Mr. Alabbar started the press conference by telling the world's media about the VFDE concept and why it is crucial to the Middle East as well as how it will benefit the fashion industry in the UAE's fashion capital of Dubai.
The Dubai Mall will kicked off a series of celebrations for VFDE including fashion shows, exhibitions, interactive activities and celebrity appearances – all open to the public. Celebrities visiting for the high profile inaugural event included Naomi Campbell, Solange Knowles, Karolina Kurkova and Mr Giorgio Armani amongst others. An invitation-only gala dinner hosted for selected guests followed at the bottom of the Burj Khalifa, overlooking the beautiful dancing fountains at The Dubai Mall, and featured a charity auction for Dubai Cares as well as a highly-anticipated performance by opera talent Vittorio Grigolio.
His Excellency Mohamed Alabbar
Tariq Al Gurg
Tariq Al Gurg, Franca Sozzani, HE Mohamed Alabbar, Lapo Elkann and Salama Alabbar wearing the new collaboration between Mr. Alabbar, his daughter and Mr. Elkann for Italia Independent, exclusively available at BySymphony.com
Holly Williams and Miroslava Duma