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Monday, 27 June 2011

The White Fairy Tale Love Ball 2011 With Natalia Vodianova

The White Fairy Tale Love Ball 2011 With Natalia Vodianova

“Valentino Garavani and Natalia Vodianova invite you to experience one of the most magical nights of summer – this year’s Love Ball .

On the night of 6 July 2011 we invite you to experience the warmth and joy of what will be an unforgettable Love Ball in Paris. In the atmosphere of the XVII century Chateau de Widewille, a fairy tale will unfold and you will become a part of the story that we have worked on for two years to compose – a magical fashion show of 45 unique dresses.

These pieces have been created especially for the  Naked Heart Foundation, by some of the world’s most treasured designers and fashion houses. The highlight of the evening will be a chance to bid for one of these fairy tale garments through auction over an exquisite dinner. To ensure that our White Night is sprinkled with pixie dust, allowing it to fly into the foundation’s history as our most successful event to date, we have woven into the evening some special performances. We have been shining those lanterns to make wishes come true.”


Picture by Paolo Roversi for Naked Heart Foundation

Natalia wears Gareth Pugh

White Fairy Tale Love Ball

Picture by Paolo Roversi for Naked Heart Foundation

Roberto Cavalli Dress

Picture by Paolo Roversi for Naked Heart Foundation

Lanvin Dress

Picture by Paolo Roversi

Model: Natalia Vodianova

Style: Giovanna Battaglia

All images are from an album entitled “Fairy Tale” snapped for Natalia`s The White Fairy Tale Love Ball. The Ball to be held on July 6 in Haute Couture Fashion Week Paris

The  Naked Heart Foundation is a charity, founded by the model and actress Natalia Vodianova, whose mission is “to provide a safe and inspiring environment in which to play for every child living in urban Russia.” Or more specifically the “objects of the charity are to provide assistance to underprivileged children in Russia through: the provision of recreational facilities, designed to improve their conditions of life; providing financial assistance to help with the medical care of such children; making distributions to charitable entities that further the afore-mentioned objects.”

The Love Ball

There have been several high profile events to raise funds for the foundation – most notably the Love Ball.The Foundation’s Love Ball (12–14 February 2008) was perhaps the largest charity event in Russian history. This was organised as a three day event that culminated with a Valentine’s evening Love Ball. This gala dinner had over 400 guest attending including Lucy Liu, Natalie Imbruglia, Eva Herzigova, Mario Testino, Diane von Furstenberg, Andrei Shevchenko, Paolo Roversi, Alfonso Cuaron, Rustam Tariko. Around $6 million were raised for the Foundation.

This year at haute couture Fashion Week, fall-winter 2011-2012, and especially for the occasion, designers Tom Ford, Riccardo Tisci, Yulia Yanina, Alber Elbaz at Lanvin and Donatella Versace deliver their vision through the magic of unique dresses. Profits from the sale  will be entirely donated to benefit the association.


Dress Yulia Yanina


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