Natalia Vodianova and Andrea Panconesi host Fabulous Fund Fair with LuisaViaRoma in aid of Naked Heart Foundation
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.
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.
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”
The Naked Heart Foundation is a registered charity in the UK and the US and a non-commercial organisation in the Russian Federation. It supports two Russian partners: The Children's Relief Foundation "Obnazhennie Serdtsa” and The Children's Relief Foundation "Obnazhennoe Serdce”. This website describes the activities of the Naked Heart Foundation as well as The Children's Relief Foundation "Obnazhennie Serdtsa” and The Children's Relief Foundation "Obnazhennoe Serdce”.
UK: The Naked Heart Foundation is a company limited by guarantee incorporated under the laws of England and Wales on 26 June 2007 with company registration number 6293334. It is registered with the Charities Commission of England and Wales under number 1122345. VAT number: 121271658.
US: The Naked Heart Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as of 11 May 2005. The Foundation was incorporated on 10 September 2004 pursuant to Section 402 of the Not-for-Profit Corporate Law of the State of New York.
Russia: The Children's Relief Foundation "Obnazhennie Serdtsa" is a non-commercial organisation without membership established in accordance with the Civil Code of the Russian Federation on 20 April 2005 in Nizhny Novgorod and The Children's Relief Foundation "Obnazhennoe Serdce" established on 6 December 2010 in Moscow.