Lady in red Priyanka Chopra receives UNICEF award in New York

The award was presented by American fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg. (AFP)
Updated 04 December 2019

Lady in red Priyanka Chopra receives UNICEF award in New York

  • The Indian actress was honored with the charitable organization’s Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award for her philanthropic work with UNICEF
  • Chopra wore a crimson Salvatore Ferragamo gown and she accessorized it with a pair of diamond earrings that shone bright against her raked-back ponytail

DUBAI: Priyanka Chopra was a vision in red as she accepted a humanitarian award at Tuesday evening’s 15th annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball in New York.

The Indian actress, who was honored with the charitable organization’s Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award for her philanthropic work with UNICEF over the years, wore a crimson Salvatore Ferragamo gown with a single, long sleeve and a high neck. 




Chopra wore a crimson Salvatore Ferragamo gown. (AFP)

The dress boasted a floor-trailing train and an open-back, and she accessorized it with a pair of diamond earrings that shone bright against her raked-back ponytail.

The award was presented by American fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, who took to Instagram to share that she “had the privilege to give Priyanka Chopra Jonas the UNICEF’s Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award for her amazing work and dedication to children.”

The 37-year-old has been a Goodwill Ambassador for more than a decade, traveling to support the organization’s work in her native India and other developing nations.

The Bollywood star’s red carpet appearance comes just days after she celebrated her one-year wedding anniversary with husband Nick Jonas, who wasn’t present at the star-studded ball.

Also at the event was Disney actress Sofia Carson and hijab-wearing model Halima Aden, who wore an Antonio Grimaldi Couture look for the occasion. The ensemble featured an ivory-colored bodice and white, embellished trousers.  The Somali-born beauty elevated the look with a metallic purse and matching heels. 


Palestinian National Museum art show opens in Paris

Updated 18 September 2020

Palestinian National Museum art show opens in Paris

  • Art given to the exiled museum has been held in the IMA’s reserves in France since 2015
  • “It is a Palestinian museum in exile made up of donations from artists from a number of countries which we keep in our reserves,” Former French Culture Minister Jack Lang said

PARIS:An exhibition of art donated to the as yet only notional National Museum of Palestine has gone on show in Paris.
Works by the first couple of photography, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Martine Franck, as well as the street artist Jef Aerosol are featured in “Colors of the World,” which runs at the Arab World Institute (IMA) in the French capital until December 20.
Art given to the exiled museum has been held in the IMA’s reserves in France since 2015.
IMA chief and former French culture minister Jack Lang told AFP that so far the institute has been looking after some 400 works.
“It is a Palestinian museum in exile made up of donations from artists from a number of countries which we keep in our reserves,” Lang added.
He said he hoped a bricks and mortar Palestine museum “will be built one day in East Jerusalem.”
Palestine’s ambassador to UNESCO, Elias Sanbar, said the project “may seem utopian,” but similar museums in exile were set up for South Africa under apartheid and Chile under the Pinochet dictatorship.
Alongside the show, the IMA is also staging an exhibition of photos and videos by Arab artists called “Shared Memories” drawn from the vast donation of Lebanese collector Claude Lemand.