MIAMI BEACH The Miami City Ballet celebrated its 31st annual gala, the first charity gala hosted at Miami Beach’s Faena Forum. The event raised more than $1 million to support MCB’s work both onstage and in the community. The theme of this year’s ball—an ice-kissed fairytale—was inspired by the world premiere commission of Alexei Ratmansky’s The Fairy’s Kiss, which debuted on February 10th at the Adrienne Arsht Center. Guests enjoyed dinner, dancing and artistic prowess that began with a cocktail reception showcasing a life-sized glacier and a Miami City Ballet ballerina greeting more than 400 attendees. An after-party held at the Faena penthouse and sponsored by Remy Martin capped off the evening.
MIAMI In honor of Louis Vuitton’s one year global partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Louis Vuitton launched its first #MAKEAPROMISE day to raise funds for children in urgent need through its global network of stores and celebrated with #MAKEAPROMISE cocktails in 45 stores worldwide. In 2016, Louis Vuitton partnered with UNICEF to support the world’s most vulnerable children around the world. Since then, with the sales of the Silver Lockit, $2.5 million has been donated to UNICEF.