Over the last few months, we’ve spotted Nigerian star Genevieve Nnaji rocking various fabulous pairs of shoes by Christian Louboutin. In September 2011, Genevieve attended the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation Gala, an annual event held by Patron Mikhail Gorbachevat the beautiful Stud House, Hampton Court in the UK. The event was brimming with stars including Stephen Fry, Sir Ben Kingsley, Anna Friel, Rosario Dawson and Gene’s favourite shoe designer Christian Louboutin.
The white-tie Raisa Gorbachev Foundation Gala charity event was set up in 2006 by Mikhail Gorbachev in memory of the former Soviet president’s wife who died from leukaemia in 1999. The purpose of the event is to raise money for the battle against childhood cancer. Over the years, the foundation has raised millions for the cause.
The Pet Shop Boys sang after the dinner and fashion designer Vanessa G gave a sculpture to be auctioned alongside works donated by Antony Gormley, Sir Peter Blake & a neon sculpture by Tracey Emin which raised £70,000.
More than £1.1million was raised at the charity event. The evening was co-hosted by Evgeny Lebedev and Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter.
Genevieve also donated towards the cause as she bid and won one of auction lots on the night. She was dressed in a stunning floor-length scarlet A/W 2011 gown designed by Dolce & Gabbana. The Italian designers dressed her especially for the event and the gown was accessorized with a Dolce & Gabbana leopard print beaded clutch.
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