This past Thursday night in support of Rihanna’s first annual Diamond Ball, the stars were out in full force.
The black-tie fundraiser was held at The Vineyard, a private 157-acre enclave located in Beverly Hills, California. Rihanna’s first inaugural Diamond Ball benefitting The Clara Lionel Foundation was hosted by funny man Jimmy Kimmel with almost 600 attendees.The star-studded dinner and live auction included Hollywood’s whose who, musics big wigs and even reality tv star Kim Kardashian.
actresses Salma Hayek, Ellen Pompeo, Kat Graham, Nikki Reed, plus Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Big Sean, Fabolous, Tyrese, and Earth, Wind, & Fire’s Verdine White.
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The pop princess wore a beautiful crimson Zac Posen dress complimented with Chopard jewels.
Actor Brad Pitt gave a heart felt speech before introducing Rihanna’s medley performance with a grand orchestra.
“Feel so lucky to have an evening like this, to spend with people with hearts like mine, who want to change and save lives at any cost!,” said RiRi in an Instagram post. “There’s so much to do, and I can’t do it all by myself, so I have to thank all of the supporters of and people who donated to #TheClaraLionelFoundation Looking forward to seeing you later this evening.”
Rihanna was joined by her close friends and family for the first annual diamond ball fundraiser. Founded in 2012, The Clara Lionel Foundation organization seeks to improve quality of life in areas of health, education, culture and arts for communities across the globe.
“One of the greatest benefits of my job was being able to start the Clara Lionel Foundation in honor of my grandparents,” Rihanna said in a statement earlier this year. “There is truly nothing I’m more proud of, and we’ve just gotten started. I’m excited to continue my work and thrilled to be able to host the Diamond Ball – a night that promises to be elegant and inspirational.”
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