‘The White Fairy Tale Love Ball’ Hosted by Valentino and Natalia Vodianova


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Hosts of the night: Valentino with Natalia Vodianova, wearing a red tulle ball gown by the designer.

As couture shows were winding down, the fashion flock donned their most enchanting fairytale-inspired designs and headed to the Parisian countryside for “The White Fairy Tale Love Ball.” Hosted by Natalia Vodianova and Valentino Garavani, with Giancarlo Giametti, the event took place at Le Chateau de Wideville, Valentino's stunning 17th-century estate outside Paris.

The 450 guests meandered through the elaborate gardens and the Valentino Archives museum—currently hosting an installation of Valentino dresses from a 1990 collection—followed by dinner and a fashion show featuring 45 custom-designed dresses by the world’s top international designers, from Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent to Agent Provocateur and Burberry.

All the proceeds from the evening's event benefited the Naked Heart Foundation, Natalia Vodianova's not-for-profit charity, founded in 2005 to provide safe outdoor play parks for underprivileged children in Russian cities. 

Most guests wore Valentino and followed the white and silver dress code, while the rest opted for couture concoctions in an array of statement shades. Take a look below at the fashion set decked in their finest fairytale creations.


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Julia Restoin Roitfeld and Caroline Sieber (photo, left); Anne Hathaway, who played master of ceremonies, in vintage Valentino with a floral tiara by Stephen Jones, and Olivia Palermo.


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Margherita Missoni (left) and Anna dello Russo in Roberto Cavalli (right).


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Valentino and Tommy Hilfiger; Hamish Bowles and Natalia Vodianova.


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Riccardo Tisci and Mariacarla Boscono; Daphne Guinness in Alexander McQueen, Carine Roitfeld in Givenchy Fall Couture, and Giancarlo Giammetti.

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Suzy Menkes and Grace Coddington.