Monumenta Gala 2014
The Naked Heart Foundation is an international charity founded by supermodel and philanthropist Natalia Vodianova in 2004. The organization’s main goal is to end Russia’s long-standing tradition of placing children with special needs and learning disabilities in care homes and orphanages. The charity develops family support services across the country and builds inclusive play parks to provide safe play environments for children of all abilities.
About 300 guests gathered to celebrate the opening of Monumenta 2014 honouring this year the Russian-American artists Ilya & Emilia Kabakov and to support the Naked Heart Foundation.
For the cocktail, guests were invited to lose themselves in the maze of the large–scale imaginary town created by the Kabakov’s: “The Strange City”.
The night’s auction held by Sotheby’s offered 10 auctions lots including a day at the Bolshoï Theatre, an original drawing by Ilya Kabakov and a private photo shoot with Paolo Rovers, an internship at Porter magazine as well as unique lots generously donated by Guerlain, Gaia Repossi, the Rotchild family and the Grand Palais itself.
The charity raised 1,3 million Euro fully benefiting the Naked Heart Foundation.
Notable guests in attendance included Natalia Vodianova, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Antoine Arnault, Jean-Paul Cluzel, Paolo Roversi, Marisa Berenson, Andrea Casiraghi, Tatiana Santo Domingo, Dasha Zhukova, Thaddeus Ropac, Malgosia Le Fur, Gaia Repossi, Vincent Perrez, Joana Preiss, Gaia Repossi, Miroslava Duma, Farida Khelfa, Daniel de la Falaise, Virigine Courtin- Clarins, Alexia Niedzielski, Daphné Roulier, Jean-Baptiste Demorand, Alessandro Sartori, Bianca Li, Haider Ackermann. Afef Knifen Provera, Francesco Vezzoli.
Photos: Naked Heart Foundation , Authour: Krasi Genova