Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience Gala Dinner
Over five million dirhams raised for Dubai Cares
The inaugural and highly-anticipated Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience – a partnership between Vogue Italia and Emaar Properties ended on a high on Thursday evening, with a VIP invitation-only Gala Charity Dinner in aid of Dubai Cares.
Vittorio Grigolo, Franca Sozanni, Roberto Cavalli and Eva Duringer
Among the high profile guests at the event were Donatella Versace, Roberto Cavalli and Silvia Fendi, as well as renowned designers Riccardo Tisci, Dean and Dan Caten of Dsquared, Remo Ruffini, and Philipp Plein among others –each known for defining the latest global fashion trends.
Supermodels Naomi Campbell, Karolina Kurkova, Eva Riccobono and Afef Jnifen (who also served as the event’s MC), French actress Clotilde Marie Pascale Courau, and film celebrities including Sabrina Ouzani and Amelle Chahbi were also in attendance.
Italian operatic tenor talent Vittorio Grigolo wowed the guests with his incredible performance in unison with the Downtown Dubai's Dancing Fountains.
Other high profile guests included Italian TV personality Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia, a member of the House of Savoy; Jonathan Newhouse, Chairman and CEO of Conde Nast International; Gianpaolo Grandi, Vice President of Conde Nast International Vice President; Ettore Mocchetti, Editor-in-Chief of AD Italy; and Luca Dini, Editor-in-Chief of Vanity Fair Italy.
The event saw several high profile "money can't buy" experiences auctioned off for Dubai Cares, including a last minute entry of Vittorio Grigolo's shirt – which the opera star removed on stage and sold to Emaar's Chairman, HE Mohamed Alabbar for a very generous amount, one hundred percent of which will go to Dubai Cares. A total of over 5 million dirhams was raised for the charity through the auction.
Jonathan Newhouse, Naomi Campbell, Donatella Versace and Franca Sozzani
HE Mohamed Alabbar, Franca Sozzani and Afef Jnifen
Vittorio Grigolo performs for Dean and Dan Caten, who donated money to Dubai Cares as a last minute auction entry
Lapo Elkann and Franca Sozzani
Afef Jnifen and Naomi Campbell
Vittorio Grigolo performing with the Dancing Fountains
Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia and Franca Sozzani
Philipp Plein, Francesco Carrozzini, Franca Sozzani, Jonathan Newhouse, Lapo Elkann and Vittorio Grigolo