Fashion people at Europe's biggest charity ball
...seen on 19 May 2012 on occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Life Ball in front of the town house in Vienna. The ball collects money under the motto 'Fighting AIDS and Celebrating Life' with international guests from politics, entertainment and fashion. This year, prominent members of politics and health care activists like former US president Bill Clinton, actors like Sean Penn and Antonio Banderas, Diesel founder Renzo Rosso and Italian Vogue's Franca Sozzani attended the Life Ball.
fig.: Founder of the Italian fashion label Diesel Renzo Rosso and Italian Vogue chief editor Franca Sozzani, who hosted the 20th Anniversary Life Ball fashion show. (Image provided by Diesel)
Diesel for example presented 5 outfits to the theme 'Fight the Flames of Ignorance' and wedding ceremonies between two women and two men as a statement for the importance of love.
"I am glad to be here again to celebrate this important anniversary, and the fight against HIV, with a strong statement: a wedding where the prejudices are destroyed through love," said Renzo Rosso.
fig.: MAC Cosmetics contributed the 13 different makeup styles for the fashion show of fashion pieces from 20 years Life Ball by 13 designers like Moschino, Diesel and presented by models such as Alek Wek, Tatjana Patitz, Karolina Kurkova, or Lydia Hearst (on view on the image right). The label's own Aids Fund donated 100,000 Euros to Bill Clinton's health care mother-child project against HIV-infection in Uganda and Zambia which is organized by the Clinton Health Access Initiative. (Image provided by MAC Cosmetics)
fig.: The actors Nicholas Ofczarek and Ben Becker - both known from the theatre stage of 'Jedermann' at the Salzburger Festspiele, opened the Life Ball with guests like Naomi Campbell and Antonio Banderas. (Image provided by Diesel)