The worlds of fashion, movie and art converged at the Hammer Museum’s 15th annual Gala within the Backyard soiree. The evening proved to be a trendy affair as Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Chastain and Evan Rachel Wooden mingled contained in the Westwood museum whereas carrying Bottega Veneta, the night’s sponsor.
“Fashion is an art type in its personal proper,” stated Zachary Quinto, who served as co-chair of the affair alongside Jessica Lange, Jenni Saree, Maggie Kayne and Bottega Veneta’s inventive director Tomas Maier. “The Hammer is a museum that celebrates distinctive voices and encourages crossover and built-in pondering. So I really feel prefer it’s applicable that they might crew with a fashion [house] for this occasion. Art influences fashion and vice versa.”
The Oct. 14 profit raised $2.four million for the establishment’s ongoing initiatives. Actor Armie Hammer, the good-grandson of the museum’s founder Dr. Armand Hammer, attended with spouse Elizabeth Chambers. “It’s incredible to be a part of a museum that does a lot when it comes to creating an accessibility of art for a group,” Hammer stated, “and to have an important evening within the meantime is icing on the cake.” In the meantime, Chambers stated it was a “glad coincidence” that their outfits matched as a result of the couple hadn’t had time to coordinate upfront. “With two youngsters, we've got rather a lot much less time,” she laughed.
Throughout cocktail hour, January Jones chatted by the bar with Priyanka Chopra; Ashley Olsen caught up with Susan Bay; and Diane Keaton saved near Hammer Museum director Ann Philbin. Shortly after, the group sat down for a 3-course meal by chef Suzanne Goin of Lucques. The night concluded with a efficiency by Los Angeles-based mostly woman group Haim.
The profit additionally attracted Rashida Jones, Marisa Tomei, Edgar Ramirez, Emmy Rossum and husband Sam Esmail, Trevante Rhodes, Ellen Pompeo, Frank Gehry, Rufus Wainwright, Camilla Belle and Tessa Thompson.
Director Ava DuVernay and Pulitzer Prize-profitable author Hilton Als have been honored with tributes by J.J. Abrams and creator Maggie Nelson, respectively. “Nice-trying crowd,” DuVernay remarked. “If I had my digicam with me, I’d body you up actual good and shoot one thing lovely.”
“It’s Bottega Veneta — clearly!” Ruth Wilson stated of her delicate chiffon costume from the label’s cruise 2018 assortment. Whereas a couple of corresponding to Jane Lynch went rogue, opting to put on different designers, most attendees wore subtle backyard occasion items by the Italian fashion home. “They dressed me,” defined Wilson who selected the robe as a result of it featured her favourite colours. “There’s additionally a great deal of butterflies and creatures on it. So I really feel prefer it fits the occasion.”
Hailey Baldwin opted for a turtleneck sweater and striped wool skirt from the label’s fall/winter 2017 assortment. “That is actually snug and very stylish,” she stated, explaining that she appreciated that the look was “ladylike” and “subtle.”
Male company together with Patrick Schwarzenegger additionally stepped up their recreation. “I don’t suppose I’ve ever worn a go well with fairly like this one,” Schwarzenegger stated of his grey cotton jacquard ensemble from the model’s fall 2017 assortment. “It’s distinctive and fascinating.”
“Art’s not simply somebody placing a brush on a canvas,” remarked Schwarzenegger, as a caterer dropped a tray of glasses within the distance. “Oops! However even that might be art — a bunch of glass on the bottom. You by no means know.”
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