Tonight London’s Roundhouse went back in time to 1960’s Italy as supermodel Natalia Vodianova and Andrea Panconesi hosted the annual Fabulous Fund Fair together with LuisaViaRoma, online luxury fashion destination. The fundraising gala which has become one of the most well-attended events on the London Fashion Week schedule saw Camden’s iconic Roundhouse transformed into Federico Fellini’s trademark brand of Italian hedonism. Fantasy met baroque Roman cityscape, complete with the iconic Trevi fountain as the centrepiece of the event all in aid of Naked Heart Foundation, helping children with special needs.
Guests included: Natalia Vodianova, Andrea Panconesi, Antoine Arnault, Thylane Blondeau, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Brooklyn Beckham, Jeremy Irvine, Neelam Gill, Arizona Muse, Nadine Leopold, Maria Carla Boscono, Adwoa Aboah, Abbey Clancy, Amelia Windsor, Anais Gallagher, Anna Brewster, Barbara Palvin, Bermuda, Clara Paget, Ellen Von Unwerth, Heida Reed, Zara Larsson, Maddi Waterhouse, Molly Moorish, Derek Blasberg, Hana Cross, Pixie Geldof, Richard Biedul, Odell Beckham Jnr, David Haye, Sam Rollinson, Doina Ciobanu, Reece King, Charlotte Tilbury, Soo Joo Park, Daisy Lowe, Bee Beardsworth, Edward Enninful, Dean and Dan Caten, Leomie Anderson, Niomi Smart, Vanessa White, Mimi Wade, Dynamo, Kelvin Bueno, Susan Bender, Bettina Looney, Donna Air, Freya Aspinall, Jack Guinness, Maya Jama, Josephine De La Baume, Tiger Lily Taylor, Robert Pires, Granit Xhaka, Suzy Menkes.
M.Cs for the evening, Maya Jama and Jack Guinness officially announced the opening of the event alongside Naked Heart founder Natalia Vodianova.
Guests were treated to Veuve Clicquot Champagne, Beluga vodka cocktails served by kirk Newmann and Matthew Ball and Negronis, essential Campari cocktails, served at the LuisaViaRoma Bar by Soo Joo Park, whilst they enjoyed music sponsored by Warner Music, entertainment from DJs Kavinsky, Busy P, Kiddy Smile, Doug Marshall, Jodie Harsh and Fiona Zanetti, an exclusive show by Kristina Bazan and performers from world famous The Box. Dynamo also performed mind-bending magic throughout the evening.
Naked Heart Foundation is proud to be an inclusive employer, and actors and models with special needs were part of the event team.
Star-studded Italian themed attractions included:
Charlotte Tilbury and Balmain Hair Salon kindly provided hair and make up for VIP attendees and hosts.
Wheely transported VIP guests to and from the event.
We are proud that this night actors and models with special needs Adam Wild, Callum Swales and Kathleen Humberstone were a part of our crew and helped guests.
In exchange for a donation to the Naked Heart Foundation guests also had the opportunity to spin the infamous Wheel of Fortune to win once in a lifetime prizes.
Over £800,000 raised at the 2019 event will go towards the charity’s programmes to develop a network of free support services for families of children with autism, Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy and other special needs, as well as creating inclusive play facilities for children of all abilities.
Speaking at the Roundhouse, Founder of the Naked Heart Foundation, Natalia Vodianova said:
“I’m so grateful to LuisaViaRoma for bringing a real Italian La Dolce Vita vibe to this evening; their support has helped us add even more glamour and pizzazz to the Fund Fair and fundraise to help children with special needs. Naked Heart Foundation’s programmes in Russia are a vital lifeline for thousands of affected families, while here in the UK we’re proud to be inclusive employers, with our team at tonight’s event including actors and models with special needs”
Andrea Panconesi, owner of LuisaViaRoma, said:
‘There is no future without children’