Natalia Vodianova Takes Qatar

ON A MISSION: Natalia Vodianova is taking her Love Ball — and with it her brand of fairy dust — to Doha, Qatar. The model and philanthropist will host her popular fundraising event in Doha’s Museum of Islamic Art on March 29 and will bring a host of fashion personalities to the Gulf State to help support her cause of raising awareness and funds for people with mental disabilities. Some of the personalities joining Vodianova include Iman, Jourdan Dunn, Alessandra Ambrosio, Diane von Furstenberg and Carine Roitfeld. There will also be a fashion show by Russian designer Ulyana Sergeenko, Vodianova’s “go-to” designer and a longtime supporter of her charity, Naked Heart Foundation. The show will feature Sergeenko’s spring 2019 collection, as well as a series of new pieces inspired by Qatar, while the charity auction will offer “money-can’t-buy-experiences,” such as afternoon tea with Valentino Garavani at his Château de Wideville or a lunch with Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen. This is the first time the charity hosts a gala in the Middle East. Previous Love Balls have taken place in Monte Carlo, Paris, London and Moscow. It will be held with Qatar’s Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani as part of the Qatar-Russia

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