The evening started at round 8:30 PM. An hour earlier than sundown, a glitzy roster of influentials (fashions, actors, and influencers) fortunate sufficient to attain a ticket and deep-pocketed patrons completely happy to spend the bucks to attend, gathered on the sprawling 14th-century monastery Certosa San Giacomo. The historic area is perched on the limestone cliffs of Capri, simply above the Faraglioni and the venue provides layers of historical past and Italianate glamour to the occasion; the arches of the monumental area are aglow in yellow mild and friends snake by way of the formal gardens earlier than taking their seats for a dinner of completely al dente zucchini pasta.
A laser shone on the well-known rock formations, splashing LuisaViaRoma x Unicef Capri Gala onto the arched rock to announce to all on the island that the occasion was unfolding. Although, Capri wanted no reminder because it was all anybody may discuss. The gala all however takes over the Italian vacation spot for the weekend. Unmissably, mega-yachts dot the waters at evening, lighting up the ocean like floating candles. But in addition, LuisaViaRoma, which is making its mark right here within the U.S. with an awesome on-line curation and an editorial journal, had additionally arrange fashion suites to get its a whole bunch of friends black-tie prepared. Plus, Michael Kors had come onboard with a particular Capri capsule for LVR and the American designer would additionally host the night’s official after-party.
Of all of the people who had a hand within the fundraising gala, two have been there from the start: Luisa Panconesi (daughter of LVR’s founder and CEO Andrea Panconesi, who named his firm after her) and Tommaso Chiabra, the occasion fundraising chairman for Unicef Italia.
Onstage in a chic black robe, Luisa Panconesi advised the viewers simply how a lot the occasion meant to her. “I want to thank all of the great folks that make this occur. And, in fact, to all of you, pricey friends who’ve come tonight to assist youngsters in want,” she advised the viewers. “Each LuisaViaRoma and I come from Florence, so I want to go away you with a fantastic quote attributed to one of the crucial well-known Florentines of all time, Dante Alighieri. ‘There are three issues that stay with us from paradise; stars, flowers, and kids. Thanks, and have a fantastic night.”
Following Luisa’s remarks, tens of millions of Euros have been raised. Sure, friends respect their probability to see and be seen, however Unicef is on the core of all their motivations. With each profitable gala, LuisaViaRoma and Unicef goal to do it over again. Let’s see what the subsequent one brings.