Love ball riviera 2013
The fourth edition of the Love Ball, which takes Naked Heart Foundation supporters to a new destination every time, was inspired this time by Monaco, its tradition of philanthropy, hospitality and the Principality’s strong cultural ties with Russia.
The Salle Garnier of the Opéra de Monte-Carlo was completely transformed for the event and stage director Vasily Barkhatov, who is well known for a host of productions at Russia’s Bolshoi and Mariinsky theatres, acted as the party’s artistic director. Mariinsky Prima Ballerina and international star Diana Vishneva performed for guests, as did Grammy Award-winner Ildar Abdrazakov and world-class violinist Maxim Vengerov. The evening ended with a performance by maestro Valery Gergiev, who has specially flown to Monte-Carlo immediately after the world premiere of the opera “Levsha” in St. Petersburg. The night was hosted by the wonderful British actor and comedian James Corden.
The Naked Heart Foundation in honoured that H.S.H. Prince Albert II, H.S.H. Princess of Monaco and H.R.H. Princess of Hanover could be present at the event. Other Love Ball RIVIERA guests included Karl Lagerfeld, Bono, James Corden, Mario Testino, Novak Djokovic, Astrid Munoz, Antoine Arnault, Ulyana Sergeenko, Derek Blasberg, Noor Fares, Harvey Weinstein, Alessandro Sartori, Margherita Missoni and Polly Morgan.
The auction was held by the charity’s long-standing friends at Christie’s Sandra Nedvetskaia and Andreas Rumbler. Among the auction lots, 16 of which elegantly evoked the story of a couple in love on a fantasy trip around Monaco, were a private tennis lesson with Rafael Nadal, an internship at Chanel with Karl Lagerfeld, afternoon tea with Prince Albert, an avant-première Rolex watch and a meeting with Roger Federer and a round of golf on the 2014 Ryder Cup course with European team captain Paul McGinley.
Prepare for the trip of your lifetime, pack and start your journey by travelling in style.
LOT: Two exclusive pieces of crocodile leather luggage for him and her by Berluti and Louis Vuitton. Both the elegant trolley bag for him in croco vert and the stunning hat box in burgundy are customised with Love Ball tags, which makes the pieces absolutely unique.
Wear something special. You are about to take quite a few pictures.
LOT: A special unique travel outfit designed and sketched by Karl Lagerfeld. It will be tailor-made for you and can be picked up at atelier Chanel Boutique, 31 Rue Cambon in Paris. The lot comes with the original sketch by Karl Lagerfeld.
Meet the tennis legend Rafael Nadal and start your stay in Monaco with the game of your life.
LOT: A tennis lesson from the 12-times Grand Slam champion and Olympic Gold world medalist Rafael Nadal. The meeting and lesson will take place in Monte Carlo in April 2014.
Look your best on the night. Become the one and only owner of the Haute couture ‘Monaco’ dress by Dior.
LOT: Stunning one-off Haute couture dress by Raf Simons who drew his inspiration from the original ‘Monaco’ dress designed in 1959. An opportunity to meet the most talked about designer of today during a private fitting. The lot comes with the original sketch by Raf Simons.
Make your first evening unforgettable by attending a performance at the Monte-Carlo Opera, invited by H.R.H Princess of Hanover.
LOT: An evening performance at the Monte-Carlo Opera at the invitation of H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover, with seats in one of the private boxes.
The fairytale starts here. Spend a romantic evening on the deck of a legendary Superyacht enjoying the sunset, unforgettable dinner and a thousand of candles around you.
LOT: An evening onboard of Stella Maris, a 72 m long Superyacht by VSY. Your dinner for up to 10 people will be prepared by the very talented and creative Cristiano Tomei, winner of Superyachts Rendez Vouz Chef’s Competition in Monaco. The dinner can take place either from 29.7.2013 to 4.8.2013 or from 15.9.2013 to 20.9.2013.
She will never forget the Riviera - Especially one made of diamonds and aquamarines.
LOT: Riviera necklace by Russian couture jewellery brand Yana. 14-carat gold necklace with diamonds and aquamarine beads. Aquamarine trilliant, 5mm diameter - 1 pc. Aquamarine 3.5*3.5*3.5 - 8 pcs. Briolette cut diamonds - 48 pcs.
Get time on your side with the avant-premiere of Rolex’s new creation. Rolex ambassador and tennis legend Roger Federer will personally present you with the exclusive watch with a personal note from him engraved on it. We will arrange a time for your rendezvous at Mr.Federer’s and your convenience.
LOT: ROLEX Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II Diameter: 44 mm. Material: 904L stainless steel superalloy, satin and polished finish. Bezel: Bidirectional 90 rotatable Ring Command. Blue Cerachrom insert in ceramic with engraved numerals and inscription coated with platinum via magnetron sputtering. Waterproofness : 100 metres. Calibre : Mechanical chronograph movement with column wheel and vertical clutch. Bidirectional self-winding via perpetual rotor on ball bearing. Officially certified Swiss chronometer ref. 116680 – 78210. COSC .
Live jazz and the immense relaxation come with the best view in Monaco. Special lot from Société des Bains de Mer.
LOT: Two day stay in a sea view Suite at the Hotel de Paris or Hotel Hermitage during the Monte Carlo Jazz Festival. Two seats for a jazz performance at the SBM box at the Opera, which is not accessible to general public and cannot be booked at any time. The lot also comes with a lunch at the Grill restaurant and a special treatment at the very exclusive Salon Présidentiel - Salon Rainier III of Thermes Marins with its 180° view over the Medeterranean Sea facing the Harbour, the Rock and the Palace. The presidential room is also not available for bookings and is normally not accessible. Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo have been elected “One of the ten best Hotel spa of the world” by WOW.
Get a private tour of Eric Bulatov’s exhibition in Monte-Carlo by the artist himself.
LOT: A private tour of his solo exhibition at Nouveau Musée National de Monaco by Erik Bulatov, a key figure in Russian contemporary art. The artist’s works have been exhibited in Louvre and the Russian State Museum of Art among others. The exhibition is a retrospective of the artist’s paintings and drawings dating from 1966 to the present.
10% of the funds raised at the auction will benefit AMADE Mondiale, the World Association of Children’s Friends, presided by H.R.H. Princess Caroline.
The evening continued at the Casino de Monte-Carlo where guests were offered to play with specially created Love Ball charity chips.
The event was kindly supported by Monte-Carlo SBM, Fiat, Maserati and Lancia.