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Ukrainian ball in Monte Carlo

Dresses, designed by couturiers from the Stella Shakhovskaya Fashion House,
and the top Ukrainian models who showed them, made a big splash in Monte Carlo.

 

The UEFA Super Cup final, in which FC Barcelona from Spain took on Shakhtar Donetsk from Ukraine, was played at the Stade Louis II in Monaco, France, on August 28, 2009 (Barcelona won 1:0). To mark the occasion, the International Social and Patriotic Foundation Dni Ukrayiny v Yevropi (Days of Ukraine in Europe), with the support from its general sponsor Status TM, organized and held a fundraising ball which was named after Mykhailo Tereshchenko (1886-1956; a prominent Ukrainian industrialist well known for his philanthropy and charity work; his family coat of arms carried the words: Striving for Social Good).

The venue of the ball was La Salle Empire of the Hotel de Paris in Monaco. The glamorous guests matched the glamorous setting. Among the guests were many of those who represent the Ukrainian and European elites in business and other spheres. The ball proved to be one of the central events of its kind in the summer of 2009 at Cote dAzur.

Even though the Ukrainian soccer club Shakhtar failed to win the game against Barcelona, the ball won admiration of those who attended it.

The pop group Matia Bazar entertained the guests with their music; gorgeous models showed dresses designed by Ukrainian and French couturiers; the dishes offered were similar to those which were served at the wedding of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956.

Mykhailo Tereshchenko died of a heart attack at the Hotel de Paris also in 1956, and these events, the happy one and the sad one, suggested the name of the charity ball and the menu. The words from Tereshchenkos coat of arms were chosen as the motto of the ball which was held within the framework of the Days of Ukraine in Europe. The proceeds have been transferred to the account of the philanthropic organization Shkola-skhodynky which helps the children with autism and other similar disabilities.

May those who were fortunate in life always help those who are less fortunate.

The ball proved to be a succs fou.

 

Dresses designed by Diana Dorozhkina for
FC Shakhtar soccer fans — if they wear them at the matches played by Shakhtar, maybe it would help Shakhtar to win!

Olena Petrenko, a co-founder of Status TM
and Ukrainian designer Diana Dorozhkina.

Potap i Nastya Kamenskikh pop duet.

Oleh Blokhin and the Kryvosheya family — Yury, Bohdan and Serhiy.

Fashion designer Kateryna Shakhovska and Vlada Lytovchenko, a socialite, wearing a final dress designed by the
StellaShakhovskaya Fashion House.

Olena Shmorhun and Olha Dvoryanska, both
of them business ladies, and the MC Marysya Gorobets.

Maksym Tymoshenko (second from the left), president
of the Foundation Days of Ukraine in Europe with his friends and partners —
Pavlo Flekiy, Vitaliy Zhuravsky, Francois Caroniya, George Marsan, Saad, and Andriy Flekiy.

Barselona pop duet.

 

By Maryna ZHURAVEL

 

Photos have been provided by the ball organizers

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