The Friends With Benefits is the official Knokke Fashion Weekend opening Gala.
An exclusive black tie charity event will be held at the Grand Casino of Knokke on Friday, March 11th 2016. The first editon of this fundraiser event aims to support the Elisa Sedanoui Foundation. On this exclusive night Sergio Herman and Nick Bril from The Jane will serve you a 2 star Michelin dinner and an auction with several fashion experiences hosted by Pierre Bergé. Later that night Stef Gustaph from Hercules and Love Affair together with Lady Linn and Billie will be entertaining the night.
Elisa Sednaoui Dellal is an international model, actress and film director. She grew up between Egypt, France and Italy and is the daughter of an architect who has been working extensively in the middle east for the past 30 years and a versatile fashion-editor. Her life was shaped by an inspiring melange of people and places. Elisa fronted advertising campaigns for Chanel, Armani and Roberto Cavalli to name a few. She starred in more than 6 feature films, alongside Vincent Gallo, Edgar Ramirez and Alain Chabat.
In 2015 she hosted the 72nd Venice International Film festival and she made her debut as a director with the documentary Image of a Woman. This docu is still to be released, co-directed with Martina Gili, for which she wrote the screenplay with author and screenwriter Nicholas Klein (Buena Vista Social Club, Million Dollar Hotel).
The Elisa Sednoui Foundation designs and supports afterschool music and arts eduction projects for children and youth. It provids creative learning spaces grounded in arts eduction, that embrace innovation and diversityn and where children are free to envision a different world rather than accepting it as it is..
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