On October 30th Franca Sozzani, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Italia hosted a lavish gala dinner to conclude the Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience. The private affair welcomed elite guests from all over the world, including dignitaries and the fashion elite that walked an expansive white carpet surrounded by a sea of photographers.
Without a doubt, Dubai is known for its opulence and glamour and the Vogue Gala Dinner undoubtedly upped the ante. Prior to entering the dinner, guest were led through an entryway filled with white candles that were reminiscent of an iconic romance film. A well-dressed staff waited anxiously to satisfy the palates of guest with champagne and an assortment of libations. With only a few short steps, we were transported to a white wonderland at the Armani Hotel’s outdoor pavilion. Guest walked atop white faux fur and dined at elaborate tables amidst Dubai’s gorgeous skylines.
After being seated for dinner, Franca Sozzani approached the stage to welcome guest to the gala but to most importantly to discuss the purpose of the dinner. Last year Vogue Italia and Emaar hosted the charity dinner gala and raised almost 4 million AED towards the World Food Programme. Sozzani highlighted the role of the fashion industry in making a positive difference to humanity.
After guest dined on an exquisite 3-course meal, they were captivated by a special live performance by Carla Bruni. The singer-songwriter and former model sang several ballads that left the audience cheering for more.
The Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience was a spectacular two-day event with an exhilarating fashion show, informative lectures and a breathtaking gala that will surely be discussed for months to come.
Written by: Chandia Brennen
Chandia Brennen is a Certified Image Consultant and CEO of ItsGood2bME Fashion Consulting and Image Management based in Los Angeles CA, Chandia has been in the Fashion industry for over four years. She has worked for dozens of publications and holds the title of Senior Fashion Editor in both LA and NY. Chandia is a fashion scout for a Design Agency in NY and Brand Ambassador for HairEverywhere Luxury.