In Pictures: See the Gucci-Outfitted Stars and Art-World Celebs Who Helped Raise More Than $5 Million at LACMA’s Art + Film Gala

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On Saturday night, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art hosted 650 star-studded guests for their 11th annual Art + Film Gala, sponsored by Audi and longtime event partner Gucci.

This year’s event honored South Korean director, screenwriter, and producer Park Chan-wook alongside Pasadena-based Light and Space legend Helen Pashgian. Longtime co-chair and actor Leonardo DiCaprio didn’t make it—for the first time in over a decade—but the other co-chair and museum trustee Eva Chow held down the event fort alongside LACMA’s director Michael Govan.

In total, the gala raised $5.1 million for the museum. That sum will predominantly ensure filmmaking has a central role in LACMA’s curatorial approach, while also supporting other initiatives, like the new David Geffen Galleries, slated to open in 2024 in the Peter Zumthor-designed building. LACMA announced that construction on the controversial project hit the halfway mark in October, and they have surpassed $700 million of their $750 million fundraising goal for it.

Attendees entered the event on a red carpet installed just past Chris Burden’s Urban Light (2008) installation, which has become the unofficial entrance to LACMA’s campus on Wilshire Boulevard, before savoring cocktails al fresco over a DJ set by Derrick “D-Nice” Jones. Then, they moved beneath the Art + Film pavilion for a dinner by chef Mattia Agazzi from Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura in Beverly Hills, while tributes to Chan-wook and Pashgiann played out on screen and stage alike.

Idris Elba invited guests back outside after dinner, and Salma Hayek introduced Sir Elton John, who concluded the affair with an intimate set of greatest hits including “Rocket Man,” “Tiny Dancer,” and his notorious tearjerker, “Your Song.”  Vogue wrote that Adrian Brody and Olivia Wilde were front and center for the performance, and Wilde didn’t even pull out her phone because she was so enrapt.

We scoured the party footage to see which art stars showed up—wearing Gucci, or otherwise—to help celebrate. Here are some of our favorite scenes from the night.

From left to right: LACMA Trustee Carter Reum, his wife Paris Hilton, Katherine Ross and LACMA Director Michael Govan. Photo: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for LACMA.

Honorees Park Chan-wook and Helen Pashgian, both wearing Gucci. Photo: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for LACMA.

LACMA curator Christine Y. Kim and artist Tacita Dean. Photo: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for LACMA.

Artists Lauren Halsey and Charles Gaines greet some fans. Photo: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for LACMA.

Multidisciplinary artists Channing Hansen, Marley Freeman and Tanya Aguiñiga. Photo: Donato Sardella/Getty Images for LACMA.

Honoree Park Chan-wook, LACMA Art + Film Gala Co-Chair Eva Chow, honoree Helen Pashgian, and LACMA Director Michael Govan, all wearing Gucci. Photo: Michael Kovac/Getty Images for LACMA.

Artists Shio Kusaka and Jonas Wood. Photo: Donato Sardella/Getty Images for LACMA.

Artists Alison Saar and Betye Saar. Photo: Donato Sardella/Getty Images for LACMA.

Artists Shinique Smith and Mark Bradford, wearing Gucci. Photo: Donato Sardella/Getty Images for LACMA.

Art dealer Honor Fraser and artist Yassi Mazandi. Photo: Donato Sardella/Getty Images for LACMA.

Artist Calida Rawles. Photo: Donato Sardella/Getty Images for LACMA.

California African American Museum’s executive director Cameron Shaw, right, with guest. Photo: Donato Sardella/Getty Images for LACMA.

Artist Alex Israel and model Heidi Klum. Photo: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for LACMA.

Actor Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina Dhowre Elba, with Gucci CEO and President Marco Bizzarri, all wearing Gucci. Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for LACMA.

Artist Rashaad Newsome. Photo: Donato Sardella/Getty Images for LACMA.

Actors Olivia Wilde, Julia Garner (center, backround), and Salma Hayek, all wearing Gucci. Photo: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for LACMA.

Artists Henry Taylor and Johanna Burton with LACMA director Michael Govan, wearing Gucci. Photo: Donato Sardella/Getty Images for LACMA.

Actors Andrew Garfield and Jodie Turner-Smith, both wearing Gucci. Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for LACMA.

Collectors Marlowe Early, Sonya Roth, Gillian Wynn and LACMA Trustee Elaine Wynn. Photo: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for LACMA.

Model Kendall Jenner, LACMA Art + Film Gala Co-Chair Eva Chow, wearing Gucci, and singer Rosé. Photo: Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for LACMA.

 

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