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GIORGIO ARMANI DRESSES THE OPENING NIGHT AT THE TEATRO ALLA SCALA

for the opening concert ‘A riveder le stelle’ by Riccardo Chailly held at the Teatro Alla Scala in Milan, the following artists chose to wear Giorgio Armani:

Marianne Crebassa chose a Giorgio Armani Privé red gown with bodice with all-over sequin and crystal embroidery and flounced tulle skirt with crinoline, and a Giorgio Armani black silk velvet gown with tonal embroidered details and embroidered fringe sleeves.

Lisette Oropesa chose to wear a Giorgio Armani Privé evening gown in black polka dot lamé tulle with all-over bead and crystal embroidery.

Kristine Opolais chose to wear a Giorgio Armani black silk velvet gown with plunging sweetheart neckline embroidered with tonal crystals, matched with a tulle cape with all-over embroidery.

Vittorio Grigolo chose to wear a Giorgio Armani black wool tailcoat.

Milly Carlucci, presenter of the opening night, chose to wear a Giorgio Armani tuxedo.

In addition, prima ballerinas Nicoletta Manni, Martina Arduino and Virna Toppi, principals Timofej Andrijashenko and Claudio Coviello and soloists Maro Agostino and Nicola Del Freo chose to wear Giorgio Armani outfits during the evening, and stage costumes for the performance.

“There’s a strong connection between Milan and La Scala that I can’t think of one without the other. At the end of the War the opera house was rebuilt straightaway without any doubts or hesitation. It symbolises intellectual resistance, also shown today in the decision to open the season, on the traditional evening of Saint Ambrose, Milan’s Patron Saint which marks the city calendar, with a live TV broadcast. I consider this performance to be a date not to be missed and that I will enjoy from home, but still with the same interest in the fascinating world of music that we are invited to experience”, said Giorgio Armani.

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Social Enterprise Evolvin’ Women Becomes Latest DMCC CSR License Holder

Evolvin’ Women, a social enterprise dedicated to the advancement and skills development of women in developing areas, has announced its new partnership with DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre), in which the company has become the latest recipient of the a DMCC CSR license, and a member of the world’s leading free zone.

The two-year partnership includes an office space next to the DMCC headquarters, Almas Tower, located in the vibrant Jumeirah Lakes Towers community, as well as participation and support from DMCC in Evolvin’ Women’s Mentoring Programme.

Partnering with a number of governments in developing countries, Evolvin’ Women works to identify specific areas with a high rate of female unemployment, where circumstances have prohibited their access to professional skills development and to full-time job opportunities. The company then works closely with the private sector in the UAE as an incubator for the women to progress and enhance their skills in the hospitality field, helping them finds suitable jobs, and even start their own business ventures in their home countries.

Assia Riccio, Founder of Evolvin’ Women said: “We are delighted to be partnering with DMCC and could not be more pleased to receive a CSR license with the free zone. DMCC is setting the example on how free zones can become significant players in the support of impact organisations. This is why we have chosen them as our partner and look forward to the impactful efforts we will collectively make to further the advancement of women.”

DMCC’s Sustainability Strategy focuses on creating social impact in the fields of Gender Equality, Industry Innovation and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities &and Communities, and Responsible Consumption & Production.

Feryal Ahmadi, Chief Operating Officer, DMCC said: “Organisations that tackle critical ESG issues are playing an increasingly important part in today’s society, and DMCC is in a privileged position to be able support them. As such, we are proud to welcome Evolvin’ Women on board as a CSR member. The DMCC CSR License is testament to our sustainability strategy in action and is designed to enable the success of entities addressing social issues across the world. Through this partnership, we are able to use our resources and facilities to support the social impact efforts of Evolvin’ Women and in turn, provide platforms in which women with limited access to skills development can thrive.”

Ahmad Hamza, Executive Director – Free Zone, DMCC added: “We are proud to welcome Evolvin’ Women as the latest Social Enterprise company under our CSR license. As part of our mandate, we strive to make a difference across our society, as does our community and through welcoming CSR members, we hope to make our community an even more attractive place to live, work and thrive while making ‘that’ difference.”

Commencing in September 2020, Evolvin’ Women’s Mentoring Programme is going to be providing participants with the guidance and support needed to improve their skills based on a personal Self-Assessment tool and development needs analysis. Mentors will recommend adequate training and resources available through the Evolvin’ Women online mentoring platform.

As part of the agreement with Evolvin’ Women, DMCC team members will commit to two hours of virtual mentoring each month. Additionally, DMCC’s senior executives will deliver a series of talks for participants at future roundtables and networking events.

“Due to covid-19 we had to delay the beginning of the mentoring programme. However, having an office and a license to operate in DMCC has already brought so much value to Evolvin’ Women by raising the profile of the organisation when engaging with different governments. As a result, we successfully passed a due diligence check with the General Consulate of The Republic of Rwanda in Dubai, to be able to launch our programme in Rwanda in February 2020”, Assia continued.

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BVLGARI UNVEILS JANNAH AT LOUVRE ABU DHABI

For one spectacular evening, Bvlgari brought together the magic of Rome and Abu Dhabi for the unveiling of the new High Jewellery Jannah Collection.

The Jannah Collection is the first ever collaboration between the Italian jeweller and a member of the ruling United Arab Emirates Royal Family, Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The collection revolves around the five-petal flowers that adorn the marble ceilings of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and features exceptional pieces.

The opening of the Jannah Collection exhibition was inaugurated with the official ribbon cutting ceremony led by H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan

the UAE Minister of Tolerance, in support of Sheikha Fatima’s vision for the future.

Set under the magnificent dome of Louvre Abu Dhabi, Bvlgari’s CEO Jean-Christophe Babin welcomed local and international guests, including celebrities Sonam Kapoor, Nadine Nassib Njeim,

Dorra Zarrouk, Lojain Omran, Aseel Omran, Tara Emad, Saba Mubarak, Karena Lam… just to name a few.

Sonam Kapoor, international actress and longtime friend of the brand, played a special role in telling the story of

the fusion between Eastern and Western cultures as a strong, modern woman of the world.

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OMEGA Celebrates The New James Bond Watch in New York

As the trusted timepiece of the world’s favourite spy, the Swiss watchmaker OMEGA has hosted an event in New York to celebrate its newest James Bond watch. Guests were welcomed at The Top of the Standard, where the new Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition was revealed for the very first time. Actor Daniel Craig, as well as producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli made a special appearance for the occasion.

James Bond has been wearing an OMEGA since GoldenEye in 1995 – the choice of Lindy Hemming, the costume designer who worked on all the Bond films between GoldenEye and Casino Royale. As guests arrived at the event in New York, they were greeted by a full display of the unique Seamaster watches worn by the British spy over the past 25 years.

Raynald Aeschlimann, the President and CEO of OMEGA, welcomed everyone inside and introduced the new watch. He said, “James Bond shares many of the same qualities as OMEGA, from exquisite style to adventurous spirit and exacting precision. We can’t wait for everyone to see the new timepiece he’ll be wearing on screen.” 

Speaking about his involvement in the design process, Daniel Craig said, “When working with OMEGA, we decided that a lightweight watch would be key for a military man like 007. I also suggested some vintage touches and colours to give the watch a unique edge. The final piece looks incredible.” 

Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said, “Bond’s military experience is a fundamental part of 007’s character, so it is fitting that OMEGA’s new design so cleverly reflects that aspect of his identity. Bond and OMEGA have been synonymous for almost a quarter of a century now, so as we prepare to launch the 25th Bond movie, the timing is perfect to launch the new Bond watch.” 

The new Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition has been purposefully built with the needs of 007 in mind. Crafted from lightweight Grade 2 Titanium, it includes an innovative titanium mesh bracelet, as well as military-style engravings and a vintage appearance thanks to its “tropical” brown aluminium dial and bezel. This non-limited watch will be placed in OMEGA’s iconic current collection and available to customers worldwide from February.

Amongst the many guests in New York were a number of familiar faces including Paul Wesley, Antoni Porowski, and Sean O’Pry. As an added surprise, the spy-inspired night was concluded with a set from world-renowned DJ, Honey Dijon.

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KATE HUDSON AND LAURA HARRIER SHINE IN BVLGARI AT MONTECITO GALA

Hollywood icon Kate Hudson and brand ambassador Laura Harrier stunned in BVLGARI high jewelry at a private gala, celebrating the maison’s latest high jewelry collection – Cinemagia.

The gala was held at the iconic Granada Theater in Montecito, CA.

 

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Chaumet .. High Jewellery Presentation and Cocktail

Chaumet celebrated the first-year anniversary of its regional flagship store located at The Dubai Mall.

The French Maison embraced its recent transformation transporting VIP guests to an immersive setting and a

digital Place Vendôme overlooking Dubai’s most iconic landmark, as a symbol of a bond of culture.

 

VIP guests, such as Lebanese actress Carmen Bsaibes, Joelle Mardinian, Dana Al Tuwarish,

Yara Al Namlah and Manaal al Hammadi celebrated Chaumet High Jewellery latest creations amongst the region’s top Editors and clients. 

 

 

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Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West present Riccardo Tisci with WSJ. Magazine Innovator Award

Burberry Chief Creative Officer, Riccardo Tisci, was honoured as the 2019 Fashion Innovator at the annual WSJ. Magazine Innovator Awards. Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West presented Riccardo with the honour at the ceremony held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York .

Burberry dressed Kim Kardashian West, Kanye West, Gigi Hadid, Marina Abramović, Irina Shayk, Kris Jenner, Imaan Hammam and Carolyn Murphy.

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Bvlgari celebrates Cinemagia High Jewellery collection in Shanghai

Guests had the chance to admire the beauty of the new Bvlgari Cinemagia High Jewellery Collection in Shanghai. An Italian banquet was held at Sky Banquet at the bank of Huangpu River in South Bund.

The model show was also a highlight. Amid enchanting music and dazzling lights, models showcased the ethereal Cinemagia High Jewellery Collection as guests basked in an eternal world of joy. Starring in the event were also actresses Chen Chong, Xu Qing, Jiang Qinqin, Li Xiaoran, Yang Rong, Zhang Jiani , Li Meng, Chen Duling  and Italian actor Alessio Lapice, Italian actress Anita Kravos as well as Bvlgari Ambassador Tong Liya.

Inspired by the fantastic moments in films, the Bvlgari Cinemagia High Jewellery Collection employs diverse gemstone cutting techniques and original ideas to combine bold designs, amazing colours and creative materials to forge distinction and originality. From the fantastical Alice in Wonderland to La Dolce Vita that depicts the Italian lifestyle, the Cinemagia High Jewellery Collection embodies the century-old bond between Bvlgari and cinematic art and pays tribute to the inspirations, originality and pioneering expertise shared by them.

 

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MAISON KARL LAGERFELD CELEBRATES “A TRIBUTE TO KARL LAGERFELD: THE WHITE SHIRT PROJECT” AT PRIVATE EVENT IN DUBAI

The Maison KARL LAGERFELD proudly celebrated “A Tribute to Karl Lagerfeld: The White Shirt Project” with a private exhibition on Tuesday evening in Dubai, to honor Karl’s legacy through his most iconic design: the white shirt. For the tribute initiative, a global community of his friends and family — including artists, actors, models, designers and more — each created bespoke editions of the silhouette, each inspired by their own cherished memories, personal anecdotes and experiences. Participants include Kaia Gerber, Gigi Hadid, Helen Mirren, Olivia Palermo, Soo Joo Park, Holli Rogers, Nadja Swarovski, Amber Valletta, Lewis Hamilton, Simone Legno, Alton Mason, Alessandro Michele, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Cristiano Ronaldo, Steven Wilson and from the Middle East, Diala Makki, Ingie Chalhoub, and Afef Jnifen.

Guests included Ingie Chalhoub, Diala Makki, Alanoud Badr, Deema Al Asadi, Leena Kaziz, Natalia Shustova, Tamara Al Gabbani, Rhea Jacobs, Miriam Abadi, Lama Jamal, Carole Yammine, Leyla Brunton, and many more.

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Treasures and Legends

Van Cleef & Arpels, the French High Jewelry Maison well known for its enchanting creations, opened its first heritage exhibition in the Middle East – Treasures and Legends. Artistically displayed at Les Salons Van Cleef & Arpels Dubai Opera, the patrimony pieces exude savoir-faire and exceptional artistry work, all woven into the jewelry. Celebrating a century of creations from precious objects to unique orders, the Treasures and Legends exhibition is the gateway into the history of one of the most prestigious jewelry dynasties.

The great ambassadors of their times: Kings and Queens, Princes and Princesses, Maharajahs and Maharanis and aristocrats favored the introduction of new styles that marked the decades of the 20th century, from the Art Deco movement, to the oriental inspirations of the 1970s, passing by the constant love of nature. Following an illustrious list of legends, each piece of jewelry is accompanied by historical or interesting stories, reflecting the evolution of the Maison’s distinctive style and its bonds with royal families.

All of the high profile guests were immersed into the unforgettable patrons’ heirlooms, all of which are connected with a golden thread and their love of the beautiful art of Van Cleef & Arpels. The stunning pieces and interesting world-known icons, captivated the viewers by unfolding incredible personal stories all of which are illustrated the extraordinary Parisian art de vivre.

The Treasures and Legends exhibition by Van Cleef & Arpels is bursting of extravagant fairytales and fascinating behind-the-scenes stories that will continue to captivate and inspire. This grandiose collection of over 50 pieces can be viewed at Les Salon Van Cleef & Arpels Dubai Opera boutique until the end of October.