London's Fabulous Fund Fair 2016
20 February 2016
London’s Fabulous Fund Fair hosted by supermodel friends Natalia Vodianova, and Karlie Kloss took place on 20th February at Old Billingsgate Market. The event saw the iconic London destination transformed into the biggest funfair the city has ever seen all in aid of Vodianova’s Naked Heart Foundation. The event raised over £850,000, towards the Naked Heart Foundation’s important work. All the money will go towards the charity’s programmes to develop a network of support services for families raising children with special needs and to create inclusive play facilities for children of all abilities.
Guests who included: Lily Donaldson, Antoine Arnault, Natalie Massenet, Zaha Hadid, Derek Blasberg, Erin O’Connor, Natasha Poly, Elizabeth McGovern, Pixie Lott, Oliver Cheshire, Daisy Lowe, Tinie Tempah, Labrinth and Charli XCX were treated to all the fun of the fair, as well as a Veuve Clicquot Champagne reception, Belvedere Cocktails care of Punch Room at The London EDITION, and entertainment from Warner Music Group artists Blonde and K Stewart, and The London Cabaret Club!
Other guests included a mix of influencers from the worlds of music, fashion, art and film including; Mariacarla Boscono, Tali Lennox, Amber Le Bon, Jamie Campbell Bower, Suzy Menkes, Ellen von Unwerth, Stephen Jones, Millie Mackintosh, Paul Sculfor, Kate Foley, Harley Viera-Newton, Mary Charteris, Stefano Tonchi, Justin O'Shea, Veronika Heilbrunner, Nicholas Kirkwood, Sam Rollinson, Matilda Lowther, Charlotte Wiggins, Chloe Norgaard, Sang Kim, Andres Velencoso, Laura Jackson, Angela Scanlon, Eric Underwood, Poppy Jamie, Amber Anderson, Patrick Cox, Petra Nemcova, Portia Freeman, Alice Naylor-Leyland, Neelam Gill, Olivia Grant, Martha Ward, Melissa & Jasmine Hemsley, Portia Freeman, Camilla Rutherford, Nicholas Pinnock, Lisa Eldridge, Robin Derrick, Yasmin Sewell, and Camille Charriere.
The charity fundraiser featured a veritable roll call of fashion’s most fabulous brands, who each hosted fairground attractions for the delighted guests, including headline sponsor euphoria Calvin Klein whose shootings range hosted by Eric Underwood was the star attraction, and saw Natalia competing against Karlie. Other brand partners included: Audemars Piguet, Château Cheval Blanc, Condé Nast International Luxury Conference, Dior, Dom Pérignon, EDEM, Fendi, Givenchy, Guerlain, Louis Vuitton, Messika, Pierre Hermé Paris, Punch Room at The London EDITION, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Repossi, Stephen Jones, Stella McCartney, Ulyana Sergeenko and Veuve Clicquot.
The Fund Fair allows you to connect with your inner child and reminds you again how important it is to feel that sense of happiness and the thrill of good fortune and opportunity that a funfair brings. The Naked Heart Foundation team works very hard to inspire these wonderful feelings in thousands of children and it is nice to think that the more fun our guests have, the more fun we can bring to the lives of the children we are helping. Hip-hip hooray!!”Natalia Vodianova
The attraction became the centrepiece of the event, where some guests were lucky enough to win front row VIP seats at Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, Margot Tenenbaum’s iconic Fendi mink Fur Coat as worn by Gwyneth Paltrow in The Royal Tenenbaums, invitations to the Elton John Foundation Viewing Party and the Vanity Fair Oscar Party and a private Breakfast at Tiffany’s in Manhattan for ten people and most importantly a trip to Nizhny Novgorod, Russia with Natalia Vodianova to see the Naked Heart Foundation’s work first hand.
We would like to thank everyone who helped us organise the London's Fabulous Fund Fair and raise funds for our programmes. We would like to thank our headline sponsor euphoria Calvin Klein, as well as Audemars Piguet, Château Cheval Blanc, Condé Nast International Luxury Conference, Dior, Dom Pérignon, EDEM, Fendi, Givenchy, Guerlain, Louis Vuitton, Messika, Pierre Hermé Paris, The London EDITION, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Repossi, Stephen Jones, Stella McCartney, Ulyana Sergeenko, Veuve Clicquot and Belvedere.
We would also like to thank Inca Productions, Purple PR, Uberraum, as well as our amazing volunteers and friends of the Naked Heart Foundation. Thank you!