The fundraiser for Vodianovas Naked Heart Foundation mined childhood iconography for a dream-like ball with a higher cause: building play parks in deprived areas.
Moving among the snow-strewn tables were couture front-rowers Olivia Palermo, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, Anna Dello Russo, Caroline Sieber, Margherita Missoniout of breath yet?Tatiana Santo Domingo, Eugenie Niarchos, Stella Tennant, Vanessa Traina and Mariacarla Boscono, squired by Riccardo Tisci.
Anne Hathaway, escorted by Mr Valentino himself, revisited her White Queen role from Alice in Wonderland in a ruffled vintage Valentino gown and a tiara that could have come straight from the houses couture show.
Only Daphne Guinness and Eva Herzigova dared break the strict silver-and-white dress code. Guinness slipped into Alexander McQueens technicolour kimono, an Asian-inspired satin gown that graduated from orange to cobalt blue, while Herzigova wore a black column.
But dress codes, of course, apply only to guestsnot to hostesses. Vodianova continued her tradition of donning red for Love Ball events by wearing two Valentino-red gowns and one Rapunzel plait.
The night culminated with a fashion show of more than More