On May 23, celebrated Italian designer, Domenico Vacca, will receive the "Fashion Innovator Award" as part of the Rock For Humanity, Seventh Annual Better World Awards held in Monte-Carlo alongside fellow honorees Catherine Deneuve, Jackie Chan, and Senator Florence Ita Giwa at the Salle Des Etoiles.
"The award recognizes Domenico Vacca for being at the forefront of his industry, having evolved into one of the highest quality and most unique lifestyle brands of the decade. With a long standing of being a philanthropic supporter, the Better World Awards Board of Directors consisting of UN members voted Mr. Vacca unanimously as the Fashion Innovator," stated Gina de Franco, Executive Producer of the Better World Awards, "The Domenico Vacca brand emulates our mission of encouraging betterment of the world in all moments of life."
This award comes in the same month that Mr. Vacca celebrates the grand opening of his new flagship destination—a 10-story building off Fifth Avenue that will include men's and women's retail, a bespoke atelier, an Italian espresso bar & café, barber shop, beauty salon, rooftop terrace, art gallery, private members-only club, and 30 long-term stay furnished residential units designed by Vacca himself.
"I am honored to be recognized by the Better World Awards in Monte Carlo," says Domenico Vacca of the distinction, "Their work to acknowledge prominent humanitarians and raise funds for their respective charities is a great way to bring awareness to global issues while highlighting individuals who are making the world a better place."
The BWA awards will be held at the SBM's famed Sporting Club, also known as Salle Des Etoiles, in Monte Carlo, the day following the Cannes Film Festival (Monday, May 23rd 2016), with a performance by double platinum British hit maker, Ms. Alex Hepburn. Guests include: Mr. Jean Claude Van Damme, Mr. Boris Becker, and former BWA honorees as presenters. The live auction benefits the Jackie Chan Foundation, the Princess Grace Foundation, and the Children of Bakassi.
The Red Carpet Grand Opening of the new Domenico Vacca Flagship will be held on May 3rd, 2016 in New York City.