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How 70-Time Vogue Cover Model Natalia Vodianova Preps for a Party

The supermodel’s epic look for her Naked Heart Foundation Fund Fair.

By: Katie Becker
Photography: Molly SJ Lowe

Last night was supermodel and philanthropist Natalia Vodianova’s fifth annual Fabulous Fund Fair, benefiting her 14-year-old organization Naked Heart Foundation, with guests including Hailey Baldwin, Doutzen Kroes, Natasha Poly, and Julia Restoin Roitfeld. The non-profit supports more than 2,000 disadvantaged families with special needs in Russia (read some of their stories here) and not only helps kids thrive, but totally turns around parents’ lives, as well.

Vodianova has raised $50 million over the years in large thanks to the ways in which her star-studded fundraiser breaks the rules. “It’s sort of the opposite of a sit-down dinner,” Vodianova tells us about the fair, which, last night, had an intergalactic theme and included touches like Versace alien laser tag and Givenchy Plinko, all hosted by some of the aforementioned celebs. “The advantage of a sit-down dinner is you can captivate the audience and force them to listen to you, but here we’re doing something more lighthearted. There’s less guarantee of the fundraising, but it’s much more welcoming to young people and social media-friendly.” Indeed, Baldwin posting a pic of herself in front of Fendi Spaceball is pretty much guaranteed to spread the word.

One of the major ways the more than 70-time Vogue cover model and mother of five brings that energy is through what she wears. This year, for the galactic theme, Vodianova posted a series of space-inspired Instagrams before hitting the fair in a Simone Rochas dress straight off the fall runway. Like, actually two days before. Click through to see how she and her glam team got ready.

About getting celebrity friends to attend: “I just say, 'You have to come.' [Laughs] You spend your time saying hello to the people you know, but they’re there for a good cause. It’s the most socially responsible way to socialize.” —Natalia Vodianova

“Everybody is so generous. My industry; all the support [is] the reason we could make such a difference. We raised over $50 million so far, and that wouldn’t be possible without the support of the industry.” —NV

“The inspiration for Natalia’s look is ethereal, cyber skin and space beauty. We started by prepping the skin with Guerlain Eau de Beaute Micellar Solution Pure Radiance Cleanser and Super Acqua Cream. We used a small amount of Météorites Baby Glow Light plus the Meteorites Light Revealing Pearls of Powder and Meteorites Compact Light Revealing Powder. Both textures enhance the ethereal glow, but also set the makeup well for the rest of the evening.” —Attracta Courtney, makeup artist

“The eye look was entirely the new Guerlain Palette 5 Couleurs in 02 Tonka Impériale with a small dot of the darker liner in the corner of the eyes for definition. These cool brown tones are a perfect complement to Natalia’s bright red outfit.” —AC

“On the lip, we applied Kiss Kiss Shaping Crème Lip Colour in Baby Rose with a light brown pencil to define the outer lip for volume. Lastly—the look was finished with the Guerlain Clis D’enfer maxi lash mascara for a perfect, curl-sculpted lash.” —AC

“I always wear red—it’s my signature Naked Heart Foundation color of the night, as it stands for the charity’s logo as well as all the love, compassion, and giving that my team is putting [in] daily in supporting families and children with special needs.” —NV

“I’m so happy that people embraced the theme and really dressed up to look the best for our Planet Fund Fair. It really means a lot to see how people support our charity by playing our cosmic games and making the most of the night.” —NV

“When working with Natalia and thinking about the notion of space, we did not want to approach it in a linear or literal way. We thought about the texture and volume of space.” —Jen Ke, stylist

Shoes, Giuseppe Zanotti

“I had a vision of Natalia as the very epitome of female empowerment and futuristic femininity. I saw the Simone Rocha piece in the AW18 show just two days ago and knew we had to have it for the Fund Fair event.” —JK

“Everything about it—from the strong, space-invading silhouette, the Victorian reference, the patterned red leather, the jupon underneath, it spoke to texture, volume, proportion; all at once being spacey but not gimmicky.” —JK

“Natalia wanted a clean but slightly undone pony to complement her look. A natural hair look with this outfit is Natalia’s statement—it’s simple, not crazy, but that is what makes it transformative and ultimately, chic. The products used were Balmain Argan Oil, Medium Hairspray, and Salt Spray for a final layer of texture.” —Nail Harlow, hairstylist

“Three of my children are coming—the eldest ones. My family and children are very involved and supportive.” —NV

“I feel like an intergalactic hostess, really prepared me for the takeoff to Planet Fund Fair and greet my guests in the right cosmic attire.” —NV

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