Guests from industry, politics, entertainment and business celebrated the start of the IFA 2017 at the Opening Gala, held at the Palais am Funkturm on Thursday night. Actress, model and singer Michelle Hunziker presented the show in a silver sequined dress by young designer Marcell von Berlin (“I wanted to honour the city,” she said of her decision to wear the Berlin label). Entertainment was provided by former Spice Girl Melanie C, singer-songwriter Alina, and the indie pop band Novaheart from Beijing.
Berlin’s governing mayor Michael Müller and Hans- Joachim Kamp, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of gfu Consumer and Home Electronics GmbH, delivered the opening addresses in front of 600 guests, among them actress and singer Natalia Avelon, star chef Cornelia Poletto, and model and actor Anna Hofbauer.
Photo: Michelle Hunziker