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October 23, 2014 -

With support from BGL BNP Paribas, the Luxembourg Red Cross features a SONIA RYKIEL fashion show at its gala evening

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In collaboration with BGL BNP Paribas, the Luxembourg-City section of the Red Cross held its prestigious gala evening and fashion show at the Cercle Municipal, Place d’Armes, Luxembourg, on 21 October 2014. Following AZZARO and ESCADA, this year’s show featured SONIA RYKIEL Couture. The evening was organised under the High Patronage of HRH the Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, President of the Luxembourg Red Cross.

Guests were treated to a view of the SONIA RYKIEL Spring/Summer 2015 collection, and then enjoyed a buffet dinner. The evening closed with a draw that allowed one lucky participant to win a prize donated by SONIA RYKIEL.

As in previous years, BGL BNP Paribas offered its support to the Luxembourg Red Cross in organising this event in aid of highly vulnerable people. The collaboration is fully in keeping with the bank’s long-term commitment to corporate social responsibility and solidarity with disadvantaged communities.

Photo 2014_DéfiléPhoto 2014_Défilé_2On the upper picture, Carlo Thill, Country Manager and Chairman of the Steering Committee, BGL BNP Paribas and Rita Krombach, President of the Luxembourg City local section of the Luxembourg Red Cross.

About the Luxembourg Red Cross
The mission of the Luxembourg Red Cross is to “improve the living conditions of the most vulnerable elements in society.” Thousands of volunteers and over 1700 professionals make it a major player in the areas of health, youth, social work, and humanitarian action.
Thus, the Luxembourg Red Cross is involved in a variety of activities, such as emergency international humanitarian help, home care, blood transfusion, convalescence, welcoming of elderly or dependent people to day care homes, social assistance, welcoming of migrants and refugees, individual help to people in difficulties, transition homes and youth homes, and socio-family therapy services.

About BGL BNP Paribas
BGL BNP Paribas ( is one of the largest banks in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. It offers an especially wide range of financial products to individuals, professionals, private banking clients and businesses. BGL BNP Paribas is Luxembourg’s number-one provider of banking services to professionals and small- and medium-size companies, and number two in services for individuals. It is also the leader for bancassurance. Euromoney has named BGL BNP Paribas as “Best Private Bank in Luxembourg” in 2014, the third time in five years.

Sonia Rykiel created her ready-to-wear fashion house in 1968. Based in Saint-Germain des Près in Paris, she is a free spirit who has been part of French culture from the 1970s to the present day. Sonia Rykiel innovated not only in the cut of her clothes but also in her approach, which she refers to as “la Démode”, a neologism that reflects her aim to fit the garment to the wishes of the woman rather than the couturier.

Press contacts:

Luxembourg Red Cross
Rita Krombach +352 691 50 06 51,

BGL BNP Paribas
Anne Wenandy +352 42 42-46 14
Eliane Thines +352 42 42-62 64
Valérie Michiels +352 42 42-65 34