This year’s Monte-Carlo Fashion Week, under the High Patronage of HSH Princess Charlene, debuted under the spotlights of the Fashion Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner on June 1.
The evening took place at the Oceanographic Museum, where five women were recognised for their contribution to fashion: British model, actress, producer and businesswoman Naomi Campbell, was the winner of the prestigious International Fashion Award, received from the hands of Andrea Casiraghi and Federica Nardoni Spinetta, President of the Chambre Monegasque de la Mode (CMM).
Italian excellence was represented by the famous designer Chiara Boni, recognised with the Made–in–Italy Fashion Award from Cristiano Gallo, Ambassador of Italy in the Principality of Monaco, and Mireille Pietri, General Secretary of the CMM.
Tatiana Santo Domingo Casiraghi received the Ethical Brand Fashion Award, for having created, together with Dana Alikhani, the brand Muzungu Sisters. The award was presented by Michel Merkt, celebrated Swiss film producer and member of the Jury at the 70th Cannes Film Festival, accompanied by Celina Lafuente de Lavotha, responsible for communications for the Monte-Carlo Fashion Week.
The young photographer Nima Benati received the Emerging Talent Fashion Award directly from the famed fashion photographer German Larkin and the Artistic Director of the Monte-Carlo Fashion Week, Rosanna Trinchese.
Accompanying the Monegasque couple Andrea and Tatiana Casiraghi were Princess Alexandra of Hannover and Beatrice Borromeo Casiraghi.
During the evening the British singer Alex Hepburn performed his hit single Under.
Among the many celebrities present were model Lara Lieto (companion of the actor Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody), Victoria Silvstedt, two-time F1 world champion Mika Hakkinen and his wife Marketa and model Tanya Dyagileva.