Tonight was memorable for Giovanna Battaglia: the White Fairy Tale Love Ball took place at the Chateau de Wideville this evening and Gio helped to create a special piece for the occasion. The images seen here of Natalia Vodianova were styled by Giovanna and photographed by Paolo Roversi for an album entitled Fairy Tale produced exclusively for tonight's Love Ball to benefit the Naked Heart Foundation (NHF). Also created especially for the event were 45 exquisite dresses to be auctioned over dinner with all proceeds donated to NHF; among the designers contributing their talents to the charitable cause was Sara Battaglia, Giovanna's sister.
The Naked Heart Foundation is a charity organized by Vodianova with the mission “to provide a safe and inspiring environment in which to play for every child living in urban Russia. Objects of the charity are to provide assistance to underprivileged children in Russia through: the provision of recreational facilities, designed to improve their conditions of life; providing financial assistance to help with the medical care of such children; making distributions to charitable entities that further the aforementioned objects.” The Love Ball is the foundation's best known (or should I say "best loved") fundraising event. Grazie mille to Gala, our amazing editor-at-large in Italy, for sending me the images.
Photographs courtesy of facebook.com/Natalia-Vodianova