Giovanna Battaglia photographs © 2011 Condé Nast. All Rights Reserved.
Visit Gala to see an amazing video of the White Fairy Tale Love Ball, truly a magical evening... Grazie mille, Gala!!!
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
One of the strongest characteristics of Giovanna Battaglia's style is her sense of whimsy and I imagine she was smiling as she assembled this dotted ensemble. I love every single detail that she chose for her look, the various accessories in tortoiseshell and reptile combined with the necklaces add the perfect edge to her beige polka dot pant suit. Her hair also suits the mood of the look just right. Brava, Gio!
Giovanna Battaglia photographs © 2011 Condé Nast and courtesy of nowfashion.com and stockholmstreetstyle.com.
Giovanna Battaglia cut a chic silhouette at the presentation of the Salvatore Ferragamo Resort 2012 collection held at the James B. Duke Mansion in New York City last week. The stately mansion was lavishly adorned in blue hydrangeas, delphinium, peonies, and Scottish thistle accenting the nautical hues of the collection: blue, silver, and white. Massimiliano Giornetti, creative director for Salvatore Ferragamo, shared a bit of his inspiration for the collection, one of the former occupants of the mansion where the clothing debuted: "I was really thinking about Doris Duke. She could go anywhere, do anything. And I wanted to create a wardrobe for a woman who could do all that... I like the idea of women getting on and off a boat." Accompanying the collection were the tunes that evoke the glamour of the era, "As Time Goes By," "I Get A Kick Out of You," "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes." Following the presentation, guests enjoyed an exclusive cocktail party at the Carlyle Hotel. Grazie mille to Gala for sending me many of the photographs.
Giovanna Battaglia et al photographs © 2011 Getty Images and Billy Farrell Agency. All Rights Reserved.