Natalia Vodianova and Karlie Kloss popped open their party tent and slapped on their top hats to host a celebrity-stacked bash in London to raise money for the Naked Heart Foundation children’s charity.
“The World’s First Fabulous Fund Fair” unfolded at the Roundhouse performance space in Camden on Tuesday night, with a host of familiar faces whooping it up in a surreal setting.
Stella McCartney dished out vegetarian hot dogs, model Maryna Linchuk challenged people to ping-pong matches and Pat McGrath ran the face-painting stand. While Suzy Menkes presided over a Swarovski crystal ball and told fortunes in a gypsy tent, Stephen Jones hosted a coconut game in which guests had to knock hat-wearing coconuts off their stands to win one of the milliner’s creations.
“It’s been crazy. We’ve had 85 winners in three hours,” said Jones. “The kids have been best at it. I’ve seen a lot of upset faces on fathers when their sons have outdone them. The mothers have looked terribly pleased, though.”
Lindsay Lohan did a victory dance — an impressive sashaying salsa — after she won herself a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes by knocking down three pairs of heels in a row with the little red beanbags she determinedly threw at the wall of stilettos that formed the designer’s “Louboutin Shoe Down” game.
Osman Yousefzada won a Louis Vuitton luggage tag at the Mariacarla Boscono-manned hook-a-duck game. He also found time to taste the coconut sorbet served up by Eva Herzigova at a Dior-sponsored stand. Vodianova herself manned the kissing booth, gave out Guerlain lipstick kisses and posed for selfies with an unending stream of male and female admirers.
Tokens came in 50- and 100-pound denominations, about $77 and $155 at current exchange, and guests traded them in for prizes, food and one-off experiences.
Leggy Russians and models slid down the full-size helter-skelter, a conical tower surrounded by a spiraling slide that was the event’s centerpiece, as other guests including Gizzi Erskine, Charlotte and Andrea Dellal, Antoine Arnault and Mary McCartney indulged in all the amusements.
Whitney Port, in a Natasha Zinko dress, was there, after having attended her first London Fashion Week. “Everyone has just been a lot nicer than they are in New York,” said the Angeleno, who is getting married to TV executive Tim Rosenman this year, adding that she didn’t take any chances on the ring. “I made an engagement ring just in case my fiancé asked my sisters what I’d like and it worked — he nailed it,” she said, holding out an impressive oval-cut diamond perched on a pavé band.