FASHION AWARDS GALA LAUNCHED MONTE-CARLO FASHION WEEK
Naomi Campbell winner of the International Fashion Award;
Chiara Boni the Made-in-Italy Award;
Tatiana Santo Domingo Casiraghi & Dana Alikhani the Ethical Brand Award;
Nima Benati the Emerging Talent Award
The Monte-Carlo Fashion Week, under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Princess Charlene of Monaco, debuted under the spotlights of the Fashion Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner.The evening took place at the legendary Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, where five incredible women will be recognized for their contribution to fashion: British model, actress, producer and businesswoman Naomi Campbell, winner of the prestigious International Fashion Award, received from the hands of Andrea Casiraghi and Federica Nardoni Spinetta, President of the Chambre Monegasque de la Mode (CMM).
Italian excellence was perfectly represented by the famous designer Chiara Boni, recognized with the Made–in–Italy Fashion Award from H.E. Cristiano Gallo, Ambassador of Italy in the Principality of Monaco, and Mireille Pietri, General Secretary of the CMM. Tatiana Santo Domingo Casiraghi received the Ethical Brand Fashion Award, for having created, together with Dana Alikhani, the ethical brand Muzungu Sisters. The award was presented by Michel Merkt, celebrated Swiss film producer and member of the Jury at the 70th Cannes Film Festival, accompanied by Celina Lafuente de Lavotha, Responsible for Communications for the Monte-Carlo Fashion Week. The young photographer Nima Benati received the Emerging Talent Fashion Award directly from the famed fashion photographer German Larkin and the Artistic Director of the Monte-Carlo Fashion Week, Rosanna Trinchese. Accompanying the Monegasque couple of Andrea & Tatiana Casiraghi, H.R.H. Princess Alexandra of Hannover and Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi. During the evening the British singer Alex Hepburn who performed his hit single Under. Among the many celebrities present: the beautiful model Lara Lieto, companion of the actor Adrien Brody; Victoria Silvstedt; the two time F1 world champion Mika Hakkinen and his wife Marketa; the model Tanya Dyagileva.
Maria Christina Rigano