IWC’s gala event “A Night in Portofino” brought together well known faces – including many Hollywood celebrities. Guests arrived on the red carpet and were able to browse through the beautiful exhibition that showed Peter Lindbergh’s Days in Portofino on their way to the main hall where they finally arrived in the carefree days of the 1950 and `60s.
The entire evening was outstanding showing a “making-of“ film of the shoot and an impressive performance of Zurich Opera House, with a 60-strong orchestra and tenor Neil Shicoff.
Another highlight of the night was also when Tim Jefferies and Georges Kern started to introduce the Friends of the Brand. When all celebrities were on stage, you felt like being at the Oscar’s.
Enjoy all those beautiful photos of a night to remember.
Ronan Keating demonstrates what this night is about to celebrate the launch of the new IWC Portofino watch family.
Elle Macpherson looked amazing...
...on the red carpet in her floor sweeping black gown.
Unbelievable that this beauty will turn 48 in March this year!
Elle Macpherson with me.
IWC CEO Georges Kern with his wife Monika who combined her dotted stockings with kitten heels, well done!
Luis Figo and his beautiful wife Helen Svedin
Hollywood in Geneva: Kevin Spacey with Cate Blanchett
I loved Cate's lipstick colour!
Matthew Fox with his wife Margherita Ronchi who was among the worst dressed. Those boots are a no-go for a red carpet gala event and the zebra look is pretty questionable, too. Her best accessory was definitely her hubby and their love for each other.
Me with LOST star Matthew Fox.
A wonderful opera performance was among the highlight of the nights...
...as well as Ronan Keating's singing some of his hits on stage.
Me framed by bestselling author Paulo Coehlo and Ronan Keating.
Elle talking to Ronan...
...and obviously very funny.
Malin, wife of Tim Jeffries, Elle Macpherson and Lilly Becker
Malin and Tim Jeffries
Elle Macpherson, Marc Forster and Cate Blanchett.
Cate Blanchett with me.
Zinédine Zidane with his wife Véronique in little D&G dots.
Georges Kern asked all celebrities on stage...
...among them Boris Becker, Elle Macpherson...
...and Jean Reno.
Kevin Spacey imitated Bill Clinton...
...and sang something for us.
Cate Blanchett spoke about the shoot in Portofino.
A kiss on the hand... what a gentleman!
...took a photo of the Oscar-like crowd on stage.
Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht, © Getty Images for IWC