This 17th charity gala was attended by over 500 guests, including many celebrities. The evening’s programme featured a fashion show, the Swiss première of the new joint collection by designer Stéphane Rolland and Geneva jeweler Boghossian, who is of Armenian origin.

Mélanie Freymond and David Cuñado hosted the Ball. Choral societies from Veyrier and Eaux-Vives, featuring children and seniors especially for this occasion, delighted the guests with one of Charles Aznavour’s beautiful songs, under the baton of Franz Josefovski. The guests enjoyed a gastronomical dinner composed by Chef Julia Sedefdjian, with dishes inspired by her Armenian and French origins. The youngest starred chef in France, who runs Le Baieta in Paris, prepared this exceptional menu in collaboration with the experienced team from Geneva’s Mandarin Oriental. Finally, DJ Bob Sinclar, star of the international electro circuit, brought ball guests out on to the dance floor to round off the evening.

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The money raised at the Red Cross Ball will also fund three local programmes run by the Geneva Red Cross that aim to promote intergenerational solidarity and the social integration of people over 70 living alone without the support and care they need. The programmes enable elderly people to continue to live dignified lives in their own homes for as long as possible. You can learn more about the cause on the dedicated page and let’s take a look on this special evening through some images.

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