The annual amfAR Life Ball celebrates diversity as well as the joy of life. Bringing together the Viennese ball tradition with glamour, speeches, and emotional moments, this grand event is dedicated to a future without HIV and AIDS. Life Ball 2013 is dedicated to “1001” Nights. This year the Life Ball will welcome celebrity presenter Hilary Swank, UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and designer Roberto Cavalli as the 2013 guest of honor, among other big names.
Commitment is an authentic luxury.
Roberto Cavalli incorporates Cannes and Vienna, showing his style and his commitment to the amfAR and Life Ball events – creating his own meaningful May 2013 dedicated to important charitable causes. Fashion meets with passion and love for life, glamour as a calling and the support to find a cure to defeat Aids.
Starting in Cannes on the 23rd of May with the amfAR evening: a gala dinner sponsored by Roberto Cavalli, with Carine Roitfeld as Creative Director.
During the gala dinner, a series of one-of-a-kind pieces inspired by the “gold” theme – recently presented at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan – will be donated and auctioned directly by Roberto and Eva Cavalli in favor of the Foundation for AIDS Research. Among their guests will be close friends and international celebrities. The fashion house will also donate the setting and scenography: 90 tables for 900 guests will be set up featuring items of the Roberto Cavalli Home collection.
Continuing in Vienna with a major fashion show event on the evening of the 25th and featuring an unprecedented anthology of pieces, Roberto Cavalli will be the star and supporter of Life Ball.
The charity fund-raising event, dedicated to the fight against Aids, will feature as prominent part of this edition a runway set in the Municipal Place in Vienna. A spectacular setting where the designer will display some of his most iconic creations as well as pieces from the latest collection: a crossroads between solidarity and tolerance.
A fashion show will be held, interpreting Life Ball, the most important charity event in Europe, dedicated to the fight against Aids. This year the eccentric Viennese event will be inspired by the “1001 nights” theme. In 2012 Bill Clinton was the special guest and Vogue Italy was the main promoter, gathering a long list of actors and celebrities as well as an incredible number of participants.
The day before, the 24th of May, Roberto Cavalli will open his first Flagship Store in the Austrian capital. A boutique of 224 square meters arranged over two floors and located in Seitzergasse 2-4, characterized by the sophisticated concept and modern philosophy of the Cavalli world.
Last but not least: a personalized Mini in true Cavalli style characterized by a special iridescent varnish, the same used for his yacht and his helicopter, will be auctioned, as well as a series of t-shirts sold in the Roberto Cavalli boutique until the end of the month. The proceeds of the sales will be donated to Life Ball, giving this month of May a decidedly philanthropic closing.