Amber Lounge Fashion Show | Monaco Grand Prix’s VIP Highlight
The iconic Amber Lounge Fashion Show is the only event in the world to feature Formula 1™ drivers on the catwalk
On Friday May 26, the Amber Lounge Monaco Grand Prix event programme will be underway with one of the most spectacular and star-studded highlights of the weekend, the Amber Lounge Fashion Show and charity auction at the 4-star Le Méridien Beach Plaza hotel.
Established in 2006 under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, the iconic Amber Lounge Fashion Show is the only event in the world to feature Formula 1™ drivers on the catwalk.
This year, leading British fashion designer SAFiYAA will be the flagship label, showcasing designs from her AW17 collection, including some exclusive pieces created especially for the occasion. Gigi Hadid, Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet and Kerry Washington are just a few of the celebrities that SAFiYAA counts among her clientele, all of whom adore her unique take on traditional couture techniques, fabrics and finishes – designs with a modern sensibility that transcend the seasons.
The Grand Prix weekend’s events will open with red carpet arrivals and a cocktail reception, followed by F1 drivers from teams such as McLaren, Sahara Force India, Red Bull, Toro Rosso and Sauber walking the runway in bespoke suits by British menswear label Apsley Tailors. Daniil Kvyat, Nico Hülkenberg, Jolyon Palmer, Esteban Ocon, Stoffel Vandoorne and Marcus Ericsson are already set to be the models of this year’s F1 driver fashion show!
Hot on their heels, the Ladies of F1, including the wives and girlfriends of the F1 drivers alongside international F1 TV presenters, will debut an exclusive silk collection created by Silviya Neri.
Then, SAFiYAA will provide the spectacular grand finale, rounding out an evening of glitz and glamour at the show’s stunning beachside setting, with views across the Mediterranean.
For 14 F1 seasons, Amber Lounge has been putting the glitz and glamour into the Monaco Grand Prix weekend, in the uber chic Principality. In the last ten years, Amber Lounge Fashion has raised more than €4 million for more than ten international charitable organizations.
The Amber Lounge Fashion Show will be followed by the charity auction, this year in support of Formula 1™ racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart’s global foundation, Race Against Dementia. World famous personalities and VIP guests, including leading figures from Formula 1™ , sports professionals, CEOs of global companies and generous bidders, will come together to raise funds to help find preventive treatments and eventually a cure for this terrible disease.
Guests will then dine with views across the Mediterranean before kicking off their heels on the Amber Lounge dance floor, partying until the break of at this world-famous after party to the sounds of international live acts and renowned DJs.
The Amber Lounge experience consists of exclusive Formula 1™ race viewing hospitality options as well as post-race after parties, dining, charity and fashion. In 2017 it will take place in Monaco, Singapore, Mexico City and Abu Dhabi.