Natalia Vodianova hosts magical dinner to celebrate Fabulous Fund Fair in aid of Naked Heart Foundation
On 3 October 2019 London’s famous dynamic creative space Brewer Street Carpark was transformed into a magical wonderland as supermodel Natalia Vodianova hosted the Fabulous Fund Fair. The unique fundraiser, an iconic London fashion week regular, returned to town with a difference during Frieze 2019.
Guest included: Natalia Vodianova, who wore a Giambattista Valli gown and Chopard necklace, Olivia Palermo, Johannes Huebl, Jeremy Irvine, Abbey Clancy, Ed Westwick, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Amber Anderson, Michael Ward, Neelam Gill, Caro Daur, Mert Alas, Tom Grennan, Saffron Aldridge, Milo Aldridge, Tanya Burr, Alex Eagle, Alexander Gilkes, Charles Aboah, Camilla Lowther, Sam Rollinson, Charlotte Wiggins, Harry Blain, Brian Whittaker, Phillip Colbert, Sheherazade Goldsmith, Jordan Stephens, Hope Ikpoku, Josie Lane, Natasha Zinko, Charlotte Colbert, Andrea Panconesi, Anastasia Belyak and Marta Doskarina.
The event saw guests immersed in a world of surrealism, magic and illusion. Magician Archie Manners opened and compered tonight’s event.
The evening commenced with a Krug Champagne reception, followed by an exquisite dinner. During the meal guests were captivated by conjuror Katherine Mills who performed a series of marvels whilst acclaimed illusionist Darcy Oake delighted the audience with an electrifying show. DJ Josh Ludlow provided music throughout the evening.
Throughout the evening guests also enjoyed enthralling games such as Stella’s Golden Ticket by Stella McCartney, Dior Dice, Louis Vuitton Planet Throw and Fendi Croquet Forest, as well as an amazing Guerlain mirror installation.
The charity auction was held by Alexander Gilkes and featured unique one off designer pieces as well as renowned works of art, including a work by world-renowned artist Matt Collishaw; Berluti timeless two-piece and shopping spree; Dior Metal Saddle Bag Designed in collaboration with Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama; and an artwork by British visual artists and Turner Prize nominees Jake and Dinos Chapman.
Over £220,000 was raised during the event and all funds will go towards the Naked Heart Foundation’s programmes to develop a network of free support services for families of children with special needs and to create inclusive play facilities for children of all abilities.
In speaking at the Magic Fabulous Fund Fair, Founder of the Naked Heart Foundation, Natalia Vodianova said:
“At Naked Heart Foundation we want to make fundraising fun. The more fun our guests have the more we can help children with special needs, and their families. Most importantly, we can raise more awareness of how these families live, the challenges they face and the happiness they can have, with professional help and support.”
Creative production by My Beautiful City