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What A Supermodel Can Teach You About Throwing A Party

February 2019Words by Mr Neil Prisoner

Illustration by Mr Antony Hare

As a model, Ms Natalia Vodianova has reached the dizzy heights – and then some. Glossy front covers, fat contracts, pretty much universal approbation. She has all the laurels. Off the runway the Russian supermodel, 36, has five children and a longtime partner in LVMH heir and billionaire Berluti CEO Mr Antoine Arnault. She also happens to be a heavyweight philanthropist.

Through her children’s charity the Naked Heart Foundation Ms Vodianova has raised over £40 million to help children with special needs around the world. The way she has done this, in part, is by throwing a whacking great party. Her Fund Fair in London (this year at Camden Roundhouse on 18 February) is one of the best parties in the world and attracts a galaxy of A-listers. Now in its fifth year, it will transform the venue into a scene from Mr Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita with arcades featuring prizes from the many luxury houses Ms Vodianova has fronted campaigns for (Louis Vuitton, Celine, Givenchy, Dior to name a few) with celebrities playing tarot readers and fashion royalty mixing cocktails for the night. She knows, then, a thing or two about what makes a good bash. On the eve of her next big charity do she tells us the secrets of throwing a party that everyone wants to come to because, well, everyone wants to come to hers.

Ms Natalia Vodianova attends the Naked Heart Foundation’s Fabulous Fund Fair at The Roundhouse, London on 20 February, 2018. Photograph by Mr Dave Benett, courtesy of Naked Heart Foundation