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. 


What We Are Reading Today: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Updated 11 December 2019

What We Are Reading Today: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist.

It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother— his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life, according to review published on goodreads.com.

The 18 personal essays collected in this book are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Noah illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty.

His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time.