Love Ball Arabia to be held under the patronage of Her Excellency Sheikha Al-Mayassa Bint Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani and Natalia Vodianova in Doha as part of the Qatar–Russia cultural exchange
The Love Ball, the signature fundraising event created by Natalia Vodianova in aid of her Naked Heart Foundation, helping children with special needs, travels to Doha on 29th March 2019 and promises to be an outstanding charity gala, continuing the tradition of the previous occasions held in London, Paris, Moscow and Monte Carlo.
One of the most anticipated charity events in the world, drawing a high-profile audience, the Love Ball Arabia is held as part of the Qatar-Russia Cultural Exchange in partnership with the Al Shafallah Centre for persons with disability and Qatar Museums.
The fundraiser will take place in Doha’s iconic Museum of Islamic Art under the patronage of Her Excellency Sheikha Al-Mayassa Bint Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani and Natalia Vodianova.
The evening’s programme will comprise a gala dinner with an immersive theatrical performance combining dance, music and art produced by internationally lauded performers alongside actors with special needs, and will culminate in an exclusive fashion show by Ulyana Sergeenko featuring the full Spring-Summer 2019 collection, which is complemented with brand-new couture pieces inspired by and devoted to Qatar. Each appearance on the scene will be accompanied with the world’s rarest Burmese rubies from Faidee jewellery house.
The festivities will end with a charity auction held by Lord Mark Poltimore offering a variety of splendid lots from money-can’t-buy experiences to exclusive luxury items. Among the highlights are: ‘Meet and Greet’ with top players of Paris Saint-Germain F.C.; Daniel Arsham’s unique sculpture ‘Wrapped Frog’; lunch with Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen; personalised fashion advice and a couture dress by Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing; afternoon tea with Valentino Garavani at his Château de Wideville; after hours exclusive shopping experience at iconic Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche; Ulyana Sergeenko unique Couture gown with Faidee limited edition ruby brooch; artwork by Markus Martinovitch, visual artist with autism ‘Mama in a dress with dots’; one of a kind ‘Naked Heart” ring with heart shaped 20,78ct garnet created especially for Love Ball Arabia by Russian jewellery and fashion house founded by designer Yana Raskovalova; and many more highly desirable items.
All proceeds will benefit the work of Al Shafallah Centre and Naked Heart Foundation, and will go towards developing professional support services for families of children with mental, physical and sensory disabilities, as well as enhancing advocacy campaigns in both Russia and Qatar, raising awareness of the cause.
The Love Ball Arabia itself will play a crucial part in advocacy, connecting the two worlds – the one of people with mental disabilities and the other of the typically developed. The performances during the evening will highlight how these two worlds can enrich and influence the other, and how together they can create an inclusive society.
The venue is an architectural masterpiece designed by the great Chinese American architect I. M. Pei. The museum showcases Qatar’s world-class collections of Islamic art spanning 1,400 years. Collected from three continents, including countries across the Middle East, and reaching as far as Spain and China, MIA’s artworks date from the 7th to the 20th century.
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