Hollywood Heads To Sardinia For UNICEF’s Glamorous Inaugural Summer Gala

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Emily Ratajkowski attends the Unicef Summer Gala Presented by Luisaviaroma cocktail party at Villa Violina on August 10 in Porto Cervo, Italy
Emily Ratajkowski attends the Unicef Summer Gala Presented by Luisaviaroma cocktail party at Villa Violina on August 10 in Porto Cervo, Italy

Photo Credit: Anthony Ghnassia/Getty Images for UNICEF
UNICEF Italia and LuisaViaRoma hosted the first UNICEF Summer Gala on August 10 in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, a charity event to support UNICEF’s activities to protect children’s rights worldwide.

Heidi Klum and Tom Kaulitz
Heidi Klum and Tom Kaulitz

Photo Credit: Anthony Ghnassia/Getty Images for UNICEF

Hosted in the magical Mediterranean atmosphere of Villa Violina, the unforgettable event featured a cocktail overlooking the sea, a gala dinner, an auction and after party. International celebrities, philanthropists and notable guests from all over the world attended the night and helped to raise 3.4 million euros to sustain UNICEF.

Jordan Barrett and Michelle Rodriguez
Jordan Barrett and Michelle Rodriguez

Photo Credit: Anthony Ghnassia/Getty Images for UNICEF

The Gala’s Chairs included Alessandra Ambrosio, Mohammed Al Turki, Georgia Fowler, Martha Hunt, Leonardo Del Vecchio, Ray Liotta, David Mimran, Nadine Leopold, Emily Ratajkowski, Michelle Rodriguez, Jasmine Sanders & Terrence J., Sara Sampaio, Shanina Shaik, Caroline Scheufele, Josephine Skriver, Miles Teller & Keleigh Sperry, Noonoouri, Tommaso Chiabra, and Jasmine Tookes.

Ricky Martin performs onstage at the Unicef summer gala
Ricky Martin performs onstage at the Unicef Summer Gala

Photo Credit: Anthony Ghnassia/Getty Images for UNICEF

The incredible performances by pop-music icon and UNICEF GoodWill Ambassador Ricky Martin, Rita Ora and Sofia Carson entertained the crowd during the dinner. Later, a live auction conducted by Alexander Gilkes included a unique Fiat 500 Riva exclusive edition donated by Riva Cantieri, a collection of gowns by Siran, artworks by renowned artists such as Francis Bacon, Pablo Picasso, RETNA, photographs of Marilyn Monroe by Douglas Kirkland, Andy Warhol by Christopher Makos, unique experiences including racing cars with Fast and the Furious actress Michelle Rodriguez and an exclusive Copenhagen visit with Mads Mikkelsen and Pilou Asbaek and pieces of jewelry including a Chopard diamond necklace.

Margherita Missoni
Margherita Missoni

Photo Credit: Jacopo Raule/Getty Images for UNICEF

The after party included sets by international DJs DJ Ruckus and DJ Luciano.

Shanina Shaik
Shanina Shaik

Photo Credit: Jacopo Raule/Getty Images for UNICEF

The event, hosted by Paolo Rozera, UNICEF Italia Executive Director; Andrea Panconesi, LuisaViaRoma CEO & Founder, and Tommaso Chiabra, Fundraising Chairman, was attended by Afef Jnifen, Angela Missoni, Bambi Northwood-Blyth, Caroline Daur, Caroline Scheufele, Cindy Bruna, Diana Picasso, Gina Lollobrigida, Heidi Klum, Jasmine Sanders, Jordan Barrett, Lorena Rae, Margherita Missoni, Michelle Rodriguez, Nicole Scherzinger, Shanina Shaik and Sofia Resing, among the others.

Rita Ora performs at the Unicef Summer Gala
Rita Ora performs at the Unicef Summer Gala

Photo Credit: Anthony Ghnassia/Getty Images for UNICEF

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