Elbi co-founder Natalia Vodianova received the Business of Fashion’s GLOBAL VOICES Award for her impact to global philanthropy. Presented by Porter editor-in-chief Lucy Yeomans, Natalia Vodianova’s tireless dedication to philanthropic causes was celebrated by an impassioned Yeomans “it has been so inspiring for me to watch Natalia evolve both as a woman and as a philanthropist over the past eight years.” The fashion community celebrated the Elbi co-founder with a Russian themed closing ceremony where the event was transformed into a rustic wonderland decorated with hand-painted matryoshka, Byzantine-style screens and paintings as well as a performance from world-renowned Ukrainian ballet dancer Sergei Polunin in Vodianova’s honour.
You can read more about Elbi co-founder Natalia Vodianova’s incredible story from her hometown Nizhny Novgorod to modelling in Paris to global philanthropist and her life-changing work in Russia. Read the full BOF article by Osman Ahmed here.
From right to left: Winnie Harlow, Nick Brown, Derek Blasberg, Dynamo, Patrick Finnegan and Natalia Vodianova