Elton John performed a five-song set, Billie Eilish made her red carpet debut with new boyfriend Jesse Rutherford, and director Park Chan-wook and artist Helen Pashkyan were honored at the 11th Annual LACMA Art + Film Gala on Saturday. evening.
Park, who is considered a favorite for the Oscar nomination for Best Director for South Korea's new entry for Best International Film, greeted the audience with a laugh as she accepted the award. His speech played with accepted norms to promote his successes in Korea over the United States.
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"At first I meant, 'I don't know how to thank you for a reward beyond my reach.' But I remember getting advice from a friend who knew Korean and American culture, who told me that in America you shouldn't be too humble … So I'll take that advice and say this instead: "I'm not surprised at all by the award, that clearly I do, ”said Park, celebrating his 30th year as a director.
The park was introduced by Squid Game actor Lee Byung-h **, who starred in the director's 2000 film Joint Security Zone . (Lee resisted one of Park's bombs.)
“Both director Park and I have had devastating failures side by side on our separate paths. It was very sad, "Lee said." When we were both depressed, we thought that director Park or I could do another movie. Then one day director Park offered me another role. A failed director and a failed actor. they teamed up to develop a project. new – perfect idea. "
When the film finally joined the Joint Security Area, "the film broke box office records for Korean films [and] changed the history of Korean films," recalls Lee. Both Lee and Michael Govan, CEO and director of LACMA, described the recent horrific Halloween tragedy in Seoul, South Korea, which claimed the lives of over 150 people. "Please join me in keeping all the victims and their families in our thoughts and prayers," Lee said.
Chaired by LACMA administrators Eva Chow and Leonardo DiCaprio (absent for the first time in the program's 11-year history), the evening raised more than $ 5 million for the museum's overall mission and program, which highlights the films. . True to its name, the LACMA Art + Film Gala annually honors not only filmmakers, but visual artists as well. This year's award-winning Helen Pashqian is best known as a prominent member of California's 1960s space and light art movement. Pashkyan greeted the honor with a poetic speech about the role Southern California light plays in film and the visual arts.
“If you talk to a director today, they will tell you that the light is both interesting and disturbing. It's annoying [because] just as you prepare the perfect shot, it drags. If you talk to a visual artist, they may tell you that the flight is flat, cool, and eliminates shadows. If you travel to Caltech and talk to your atmosphere scientist, they will probably tell you that photons of light mix with dust particles in the air, creating something called light scattering and that this scattering phenomenon is unique to this region. . . … I'd like to believe that eventually our strange light will remain what it is: mysteriously elusive, unknowable, and herein lies the magic.
The evening kicked off with The Neighborhood frontman Eilish and Rutherford arriving on the red carpet in matching pajamas and a double duvet from longtime Art + Film Gala sponsor Gucci. Rutherford and Eilish, who also wore Gucci sleep masks, held hands throughout the night.
During the cocktail portion of the evening, DJ D-Nice played tunes in the courtyard adjacent to Peter Zumthor's newly designed David Geffen Gallery LACMA building. The exhibit was 50 percent complete and could be seen up close as a couple of cranes hovered over the assembled guests.
Among those who wore Gucci were Elliott Page (who went to parties with comedian Mae Martin), Olivia Wilde (in a sparkly chevron dress paired with bright red evening gloves), Janelle Monae, Lindsay Vonn, Salma Hayek and her husband Francois -Henri Pinault (President). and CEO of the owner of Gucci Dry), Jodie Turner-Smith, Julia Garner, Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre Elba, Carey Mulligan and Henry Golding.
Quinta Brunson, wearing a teal and black taffeta dress, carried a beaded bag in the shape of a beer can. “This is my can of beer. To the Phillies family, "the Philadelphia native told his guests. Wearing a crystal-encrusted Gucci velvet tuxedo, Jared Leto posed for some photos of Sydney Sweeney in a pink Giambattista Valli dress with romantic rose details. Andrew Garfield has talked to the gallery owner Vito Schnabel.
Other celebrities spotted in the crowd included Heidi Klum, Sebastian Stan, Addison Rae (who wore multiple evening dresses), Diego Calva, Jude Law, Kathryn Hahn, Elizabeth Banks, Kendall Jenner, models Alessandra Ambrosio and Halima Aden, Rosé Blackpink, Sean Penn, Sandra Oh and Paris Hilton with her husband Carter Reum. Last summer, Hilton provided an acquisition fund to LACMA to purchase digital artwork from female artists.
In the specially designed pavilion, guests dine on a menu created by Mattia Agazzi, executive chef of Gucci Osteria, in collaboration with Joachim Splical, launching beef tortelli in Parmigiano-Reggiano sauce. Kim Kardashian chatted with Bob Iger behind a long table. Kardashian then posed with Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele along with her sister Kendall Jenner.
Lucas Sandra Jackson-Dumont is director and CEO of the Museum of Narrative Art and Jacqueline Stewart, director and president of the Academy Museum, along with artists Henry Taylor, Catherine Opie, Charles Gaines, Lauren Halsey, Calida Rowles and Rashaad Newsome, who created represented the world of art and the museum.
At the conclusion of the dinner, also sponsored by Audi, Idris Elba encouraged guests to go out for dessert and enjoy a special performance by Elton John, who performed hits like " Your Song" and " Rocket Man " on a grand scale Roten performed. . he played the piano. and Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me, dedicated to Taron Egerton, guest star in the 2019 film Rocketman .
Among the crowd were directors Chloé Zhao, Rian Johnson and Damien Chazelle; Rick and Kathy Hilton; New Head of Marketing at Amazon Studios Sue Kroll; the designer Peter Dundas and her husband Evangelo Bousis; Sonya Roth, vice president of Christie's; Colleen Bell, head of the California Film Commission, and her husband Bradley Bell; Michael Ovitz and Tamara Mellon; Wendy Stark Morrissey; Linda May of Hilton & Hyland; Architect Kulapat Yantrasst; jewelry designer Loree Rodkin; and co-chairs of the LACMA board of directors Elaine Wynn and Tony Ressler.
After the show, the crowd headed to the valet on Wilshire Boulevard, where a crowd of fans tried to get Eilish's attention by chanting her name. The singer and Rutherford were standing next to the big black SUV in which his brother Phineas was traveling with his girlfriend Claudia Sulewski. Looks like Eilish and Rutherford were waiting for their car to arrive. Eventually, Eilish stands on the SUV racer and yells, "I love you too", while fans chant, "We love you, Billie." A few minutes later, a Sprinter van arrived and the couple drove off into the night. (Many of the guests attended an after-party in Holmby Hills, home of Chow's co-president.)
Actor Simu Liu was walking past Chris Burden's large-scale street lamp sculpture from the film and art party wearing a matching evening hat when a friend, Urban Light , took a picture of him.
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