Welcome to the Love Ball! If you were expecting anything less than over-the-top decadence, royalty, and glamour, then you've come to the wrong place. As was expected, Natalia Vodianova's Monaco-set affair brought a parade of romantic gowns (including Princess Charlene of Monaco's dreamy Atelier Versace design and Princess Caroline of Hanover's embroidered lace Chanel Haute Couture confection) for the gala dinner and auction — which brought in €3.2 million (about $4.2 million) to benefit the Naked Heart Foundation.
Inside the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, guests were treated to performances by Maestro Valery Gergiev and Diana Vishneva of St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Orchestra and Ballet under the artistic direction of Vasily Barkhatov. Step inside, and enjoy the show!