STEFANO RICCI and Antico Setificio Fiorentino have supported “Celebrity Fight Night”, the philanthropic project promoted by the Andrea Bocelli Foundation and Muhammad Alì Parkinson Center, since 2014. The initiative is the result of the close ties between the Ricci family and the Bocelli family, and which has led to tenor Andrea Bocelli donning the garments made by the Florentina fashion house in his international concerts and events.
2014 | Teatro della Pergola
For the Italian debut of the CFN project, STEFANO RICCI organised an evening to welcome international guests at the Teatro della Pergola. For one night only, the theatre breathed an atmosphere redolent of the Renaissance, with the flag wavers of the Bandierai degli Uffizi in attendance, and a dinner on the stage of the legendary teatre.
2015 | Palazzo Vecchio
The CFN's second year in Italy saw a star-studded gala in the Salone de’ Cinquecento hall of the Palazzo Vecchio, supported by STEFANO RICCI and Ermanno Scervino. Sharon Stone participated as the auctioneer and the gala's guest of honour.
2016 | Cloister of Santa Croce
Sponsor of the first soirèe, STEFANO RICCI delighted CFN guests with an exclusive and breathtaking view of the Santa Croce Brunelleschi cloister. Guests of honour included Lonnie Alì, wife of the late Muhammad Alì, former boxer Evander Holyfield and Hollywood star Nicolas Cage.
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2017 | Palazzo Colonna Rome
To mark the opening of the third edition of the CFN, STEFANO RICCI played a starring role in a unique day. After the foreign guests were greeted at the Quirinal, they were treated to an unforgettable night at the Galleria of Palazzo Colonna, with a performance by José Carreras and Andrea Bocelli.
In 2017, the Celebrity Fight Night foundation presented Stefano Ricci with with the CFN Award in Phoenix, Arizona. The prize was created to recognise famous personalities who actively help the Association. The Florentine designer received the award alongside actor and philanthropist Harrison Ford.
STEFANO RICCI closed the fifth edition of CFN in Italy in the Ammannati Courtyard of Palazzo Pitti, with 600 international guests, including Morgan Freeman. The event also featured live music by David Foster and Andrea Bocelli.
Stefano Ricci is the main sponsor of the gala held at Villa Bocelli, on the seafront of Forte dei Marmi. All the guests, including the star like Matt Dillon and the charming Carol Alt, were dressed in white with a touch of gold.
Over the course of the years, many celebrities have taken part in events sponsored by STEFANO RICCI, including Morgan Freeman, Nicolas Cage, Chris Tucker, John Legend, José Carreras Sofia Loren, Susan Sarandon and Sharon Stone.