The Metamorphosis charity evening took place in Moscow in aid of the Naked Heart Foundation activity in Russia. The event was generously supported by Bvlgari with a dinner in the historical Leman mansion hosted by Natalia Vodyanova and that gathered over 120 guests.
Guests enjoyed heartful performance by Bvlgari friends such as singer Yan Ge and musician Feduk who headlined the event as well as modern ballet dance by Vladimir Varnava of Mariinsky Theatre and smart comments by actor Yuri Kolokolnikov who addressed distinguished guests from the stage through the evening. Bvlgari Ambassador Svetlana Khodchenkova, Lucas Portman, Natalia and Murad Osmann, Snezhanna Georgieva, Maria Minogarova, Sasha Novikova, Ulyana Sergeenko, Polina Kitsenko, Alia and Konstantin Kryukov, Nadezhda Obolentseva, Aida Garifullina, Alesya Kafelnikova, German Larkin were among guests.
The highlight of the event was a charity auction, presented by Igor Vernik with all his sparkling energy. The No. 1 lot was the one-of-a-kind MARY KATRANTZOU x BVLGARI bag from the new refined capsule collection premiered in Moscow this week. Inspired by the snake metamorphosis, Mary Katrantzou reimagined the iconic Serpenti motif in exquisite designs. The precious bag demonstrated by Natalia Vodyanova and Snezhanna Georgieva is crafted of white agate printed nappa leather, with pink nappa lining and new snake head closure in light gold plated brass, finished with seductive crystal eyes. It embodies the expertise of Bvlgari artisans in creating exclusive pieces.
The Roman Masion also offered two other extraordinary lots from the Jeweller of Hospitality, BVLGARI HOTELS & RESORTS, extending invitations for relaxing stays at their hotels in Dubai and Paris. The guests of THE BVLGARI RESORT DUBAI will enjoy the charm of the Mediterranean atmosphere in the heart of the Gulf. They will be received at the Bvlgari Suite styled with a sense of ‘home’ and opening on a stunning terrace with sea view, pampered with Italian culinary experience by the 3-Michelin stars chef, Niko Romito and a memorable sunset cruise. Soon to be open, THE BVLGARI HOTEL PARIS will impress the travellers by its precious jewel - Bvlgari Penthouse with the private roof garden and terraces offering 360 degrees breath-taking views with the charming Eiffel Tower at fingertips as well as the opportunity to taste the Parisian version of the iconic dishes of Italian cuisine.
Thanks to the generosity of the guests and partners, the fundraiser managed to secure EURO 588 000 for the Naked Heart Foundation. The collected means will help to carry on its major projects implementing to build a free of charge system of professional services for families raising children with autism, Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy and other special needs, as well as for training the professionals who work with children in Russia.