DUBAI: Brazilian model Cindy Mello stepped out in a sparkling dress by Lebanese designer Georges Chakra at the LuisaViaRoma charity gala for UNICEF in Italy this week.
For the glamorous evening, which took place in Capri, the model – signed to Ford Models New York – wore a draped sequined mesh swimsuit dress with a black velvet belt that added a feminine touch to the design.
The shimmering dress, from the designer’s Fall/Winter 2022 haute couture collection, featured a long train and a plunging neckline.
The gala evening was sponsored by Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Film Festival.
Mohammed Al-Turki, the Saudi changemaker and CEO of the Kingdom’s first international film festival, attended the sixth annual event.
He took photos and videos of the gala with international celebrities and entrepreneurs, including Portuguese model Sara Sampaio, British actors Amy Jackson and Ed Westwick, American actor and YouTuber Neels, Italian businessman Tommy Chiabra and Montenegrin-Albanian entrepreneur Esmeralda Brajovic.
Al-Turki is the famous Saudi film producer behind films such as “Arbitrage”, starring Richard Gere; “99 Houses”, with Michael Shannon; and “Crisis”, with Gary Oldman.
This year’s event was hosted by American actor Jamie Fox.
Newlywed Jennifer Lopez Affleck took to the stage in a leopard striped ensemble to perform in an exclusive concert to help raise money for war-stricken Ukraine.
She performed old and new hits like ‘If You Had My Love’, ‘Waiting for Tonight’, ‘What Is Love?’, ‘Dance Again’ and more, some of which Al-Turki shared snaps on her Stories Instagram with its 1.2 million followers.
American singer Sofia Carson and American DJ Diplo also performed for guests at the gala evening.
The star-studded event was also attended by Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, models Maye Musk and Naomi Campbell and American actors Jared Leto and Vanessa Hudgens.
Event chairman Spike Lee was also among the guests.
Chakra is one of Lebanon’s top couture designers. Her dresses have graced runways in Paris and red carpets in Hollywood, while top entertainment industry talent including Gabrielle Union, Lopez Affleck and Letitia Wright regularly wear her designs.