Amid the frenzy of all the Paris Haute Couture shows, one of the world’s most renowned high-society charity events occurred in France on Wednesday. Many fashion A-listers including Kanye West and Paris Hilton nabbed exclusive invites to Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova’s fifth annual “Art of Giving” Love Ball at Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris.
‘Ye looked sophisticated and fresh in an all-white ensemble which he accessorized with YEEZY Season 2 taupe crepe boots. Meanwhile, Hilton, 35, stood out in a semi-sheer sparkly number by LaBourjoisie that featured silver and gold metallic detailing all throughout the gown.
Olivia Palermo and Petra Nemcova were also style standouts. The socialite dressed in a chic LBD, and the former model was the epitome of elegance in a plunging jewel embroidered gown and Chopard emeralds. Among the 250 guests were Adrien Brody, Mario Testino, Marc Jacobs, Ricardo Tisci and Christian Louboutin.
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The Love Ball black-tie soirée raises funds and support for the Naked Heart Foundation’s mission of aiding disadvantaged children and families all around the world.
The highlight of the charity bash was an auction of 15 contemporary art works from creatives such as Sterling Ruby, Takashi Murakami, Huang Yong Ping, Taryn Simon, Zhang Enli, Olafur Eliasson and Isaac Julien.
– Karen Mizoguchi