Haute Event: Kimora Lee Simmons Kicks Off Carnevale at the Venetian and Palazzo

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Kimora Lee Simmons on the red carpet at Carnevale at the Venetian.

“Fabulosity” has taken over The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas with the help of Kimora Lee Simmons as she kicked off the opening of Carnevale. The whimsical event took place at The Venetian on the Doge’s Palace Plaza where guests previewed all facets of the summer-long Italian-inspired celebration, from Carnevale-inspired food and beverage offerings, a cast of Carnevale “lighted” characters that mingled with visitors, an iconic performance from speed painter Salvador Live! and the melodic sounds of world-pop violin trio Alizma.

Kimora, the special hostess of the evening, arrived on a float as she unveiled herself from behind a custom jeweled and feathered mask head piece that matched her Farah Khan hand beaded gold short mini dress and Giuseppe Zanotti heels. She was joined by president of The Palazzo and The Venetian, John Caparella, and welcomed the crowd to the start of the summer festivities. They both led the crowd in a countdown to the grand finale, an inaugural showing of the “Light of Venice” 3D light spectacular, during which the façade of the Clock Tower illuminated into a visually stunning light performance that seemingly brought the building to life.

Kimora mentioned that this summer she was going to come back with her kids and husband to enjoy the festivities as they have many activities that the children will love.

The supermom, designer and fashion figure let guests in on her secret about being successful in the work place, a great mother as well as looking fabulous. She said, “Family always comes first and you don’t have to be a superhero to do it all. It’s about prioritizing and knowing what is most important which is being happy.” People also noticed her great figure and how she was able to get a great summer body. She said she is creating a “fabulosity diet” for everyone to try including cardio, protein, some gym time and carbs.

Kimora finished the night by cutting the Carnevale cake joined by a few of the characters. She joked around by saying, “It is a wedding from Alice in Wonderland,” as she cut the cake and fed it to one of the Carnevale characters. After enjoying all the festivities outside she headed inside for a ride on the famous Venetian gondolas with friends then to a late dinner at Cut by Wolfgang Puck.

Celebrate the magic and fantasy of Carnevale this summer, featuring three months of classic Italian festivities, including new experiences, entertainment, art, music and wine from June 4 to Sept. 9.

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