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2017 Unitas Gala

With New York Fashion Week in full swing, Unitas hosted its third annual gala against human trafficking on Tuesday (September 12) in New York where a bounty of beauties wore their best statement dresses.

Daphne Groeneveld: The model’s inky gown contained many of the current red carpet staples including cutouts and an exposed shoulder. The fishnet detailing was refreshing, but I still got a sense of déjà vu.

Ebonee Davis: Not bothered about showing thighs and boobs, the model donned a white La Perla gown with plunging front and racy slit. I would have liked to see one less detail on the bodice, be it the tie waist, flared panels or contrasting bra.

Barbara Fialho: Shimmering in a Rapha Mendonca dress, the Brazilian beauty accessorised with coordinating Alexandre Birman shoes and an Elena Ghisellini clutch. I’m sure some will be fatigued with more ab cutouts and the thigh-high slit.

Rubina Dyan: The model-artist demonstrated how low she could go in a Marc Bouwer gown. The plunging V-neckline balanced out the shimmering shards of silver on the long-sleeved dress.

Flavia Lucini: Contrasting some of the high-octane cutout dresses, the model championed an ethereal look in an Alena Akhmadullina dress and Jean-Michel Cazabat’s ‘Aria’ sandals. Of course, the ensemble still had a sexy finish given that the sheer tulle dress lacked a lining.

Irina Shayk: Looking every inch the yummy mummy, Irina dazzled in a Michael Angel red gown and coordinating accessories. The refreshing simplicity made her a standout.

Lais Ribeiro: The Brazilian model was bold in blue courtesy of her Julianna Bass’ Meike chiffon gown. While the cleavage cutout might have critics crying for something else, I enjoyed the sexy elegance of the look. The Guiseppe Zanotti shoes, Graziela jewels and Kotur clutch enhanced the sultry finish.

Toni Garrn: Favouring a shorter hemline, the model wore a Carmen March gray dress with black accessories. The menswear-inspired fabric felt a touch too casual for the gala. I also couldn’t get a sense of the longer sleeve and its drape.

Sofia Resing: Also breaking with the gown tradition, the Sports Illustrated model worked a Jeffrey Dodd cady jumpsuit and Legend Amrapali jewels. I applaud her for wearing notoriously tricky satin pants, but the clutch feels out of place to me—despite her trying to tie it in with her red lipstick.

Daria Strokous: Amidst the cutouts and sheer fabrics, Daria was a beauty in blue. The below-the-knee silhouette could have been tricky, but I felt she got away with it.

Natasha Poly: Also preferring a boldly coloured Oscar de la Renta Resort 2018 dress, the Russian model radiated in a red gown with structured bodice and shimmering T-strap heels. The side waves brought more alluring glamour.

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11 Responses to 2017 Unitas Gala

  1. Maria F. September 14, 2017 at 09:42 #

    Irina does really stand out.

  2. Charlotte September 14, 2017 at 08:37 #

    The first row is awful !
    I really like Flavia Lucini: look, even if the dress is sheer.
    And Toni Garn dress is gorgeous ! But not really event appropriate.

  3. Alina September 14, 2017 at 07:57 #

    Natasha and Irina. Red is the colour of the week.

  4. Leandra September 14, 2017 at 07:55 #

    1rst : Ebonee for that gorgeous face and afro(?) hairstyle. Black girls always have that “indefinable edge” at this kind of pools. Then comes Irina.
    But Natalia was leaving no survivors in this battle. Jesus, she was killing with no merci.
    Toni was the sore loser.

  5. meme September 14, 2017 at 03:46 #

    Irina is the winner here. she is gorgeous. the rest are meh

  6. Boy September 14, 2017 at 01:56 #

    Irina ftw

  7. Caroline September 14, 2017 at 01:35 #

    Apparently this generation of models do not know how to dress.

    • Fiona-Brasil September 14, 2017 at 01:51 #

      + 1.

  8. VG September 14, 2017 at 01:01 #

    The first 3 all look terrible but it gets better as you scroll down. I especially like Toni and Irina.

  9. JHH September 13, 2017 at 23:59 #

    Daria and BTW, there is a typo in the description. It’s a below-the-knee silhouette.

  10. Vizual Ninja September 13, 2017 at 22:25 #

    Lais and Irina! Natasha is good too but starting to feel like I’ve seen that dress a million times.

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