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It's rare for Bal Harbour Shops to close down its doors to the public, but every so often it does so for a good cause. Enter Destination Fashion, a celeb-happy event that uses fashion as a means to raise money for charity. This year the limelight was on The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, the world's most comprehensive spinal cord injury research center. The nonprofit teamed up with the Bal Harbour, now celebrating its 50th anniversary, to celebrate its own 30 years running.
Celebrities, athletes, philanthropic icons, and Miami socialites gathered for this gala fit for the stars under the stars. Awards were given, including The Outstanding Philanthropists Award which was received by Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Aside from the awards, the evening also saw Brunello Cucinelli's Spring 2016 Collection presented by Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour. Oh, and Pitbull performed. It was a good time.
During the festivities, guests also got the opportunity to enter different portals and travel through time to see fashion trends, movies, and entertainment of past decades. There was also a "Too Good to Keep Silent" auction which included gifts from Chopard, Tiffany & Co., Ferragamo, Buccellati, Harry Winston, and Goyard. In lieu of this, we asked a few celebs at the event one very important question:
What is one priceless item in your life that you would never be able to auction off?
Oh my god! [Laughs] You have a lot of things in time that you remember, but I would probably say the Medal of Freedom that we just received because I think it wasn't only me. It accomplished a dream for a lot of people. And I think that will be for an eternity– keeping all the people inspired that we live in the best continent in the world. To me, that was important. And you know, I wouldn't auction off my kids either. [Laughs]
Oh, I'm a little too sentimental. There's a million things. There's very few things in my life that I do keep and when I do, I could never even think about doing that. [Laughs]
My championship rings.
In my life, I have like a photo book of picture of all my family and my friends from when I was little. I probably wouldn't auction that off.