The “24 Hours of Elegance” event was officially opened at the White Palace in Dedinje, under the auspices of Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine. This event is a part of the 8th edition of the finest classic car and culture of excellence event in Southeast Europe, the „24 hours of Elegance – Concours d’Elegance & Salon of Excellence”, which is taking place in Belgrade from September 7-9, in partnership with Belgrade Waterfront development and Chivas, and in synergy with the Serbian Federation of Historic Vehicles (FIVA Member).

“24 hours of Elegance” is an international event dedicated to the prestigious brands, synonymous with supreme quality of manufacture & craftsmanship of details. Every year, the guests are sharing their passion for classic cars, elegance, style and refinement. This year’s guest of honor is Princess Olga Romanoff, one of last descendants of the Imperial Russian family.

The opening gala at the White Palace started with the unveiling of “Masters of Excellence” exhibition. This year’s edition is dedicated to the Neapolitan masters of elegance championed by superlative craftsmen, renowned for their artisanship, such as Sartoria Panico headed by Antonio PANICO, the iconic bespoke tailor from Naples, superb bespoke shoemakers DUCAL of Florence, famous shirtmakers MAROL from Bologna, renowned cloth makers DRAGO from Biella, Italy.

Since 2016 edition, the Contemporary Art segment, created in cooperation with NESOVIC FINE ARTS gallery, presents art-world stars of Southeast Europe hailing from Belgrade. This time, during the gala dinner, one of the works by world renowned artist VUK VIDOR was offered for bidding at the Charity auction benefiting HRH Crown Princess Katherine Humanitarian Foundation.