Inside UNICEF's Star-Studded Annual Summer Gala In Italy

BY Allyson Portee / Aug 21 2019 / 17:35 PM

Sardinia was abuzz this weekend for the annual UNICEF summer gala. The red carpet was graced by stars, models and socialites, including Halima Aden, Rita Ora, Emily Ratajkowski, Michelle Rodriguez and Adriana Lima

Inside UNICEF's Star-Studded Annual Summer Gala In Italy
From left: Diala Makki, Shanina Shaik, Adriana Lima and Jessica Kahawaty

Hosted by Florentine luxury retailer LuisaViaRoma and global charity UNICEF, and with proceeds going to UNICEF’s programming to help children in need, this weekend saw guests enjoying the non-profit organisation's annual summer gala dinner. The event overlooked the Mediterranean, and saw musical performances plus an auction to raise money. 

Halima Aden

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American model, born to Somali parents in a Kenyan refugee camp, Halima Aden was in attendance. The model wore a white silk dress with a yellow hijab. 

Diala Makki also walked the red carpet. The Dubai-based TV presenter chose a Max Mara jumpsuit and embellished headband. 

Lebanese designer Rami Kadi dressed two models for the event. Ariana Lima wore gown adorned with iridescent PVC flowers, whilst French Gabrielle Caunesnil wore a creation from the brand's autumn/winter 2019 “Temple of Flora” collection.

French model Gabrielle Caunesnil & Supermodel Adriana Lima

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Jessica Kahawaty looked radient in a gold Miu Miu number with Chopard jewels. 

Former BAZAAR cover star Shanina Shaik stunned in a sequinned ensemble. 

Vanessa Hudgens chose a polka dot Carolina Herrera gown and a Tabayer bracelet for the occasion.