Last year the LACMA’s 2020 Art+Film Gala was put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this year the film event of the year was back and this time did not disappoint.
“More than 800 guests showed up at the evening, which was presented by Gucci and raised more than $4.6million to support LACMA’s exhibitions, programming, acquisitions, and film initiatives,” says Town & Country.
Located on the Pacific Rim, LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection of “nearly 140,000 objects that illuminate 6,000 years of artistic expression across the globe.”
Committed to showcasing a multitude of art histories, LACMA exhibits and interprets works of art from new and unexpected points of view that are informed by the region’s rich cultural heritage and diverse population.
Over the decade, with the establishment of the Art+Film initiative, LACMA has dedicated resources to producing films on artists.
As LACMA continues to define itself as a place to innovate and set standards for museums around the country, LACMA Productions aims to establish a forum for atypical films about art and artists for our audiences worldwide.
Nowadays, it has become more important than ever to create compelling content that can educate and inspire and connect audiences to the artists of our time.
This is because, with the reputation that LACMA has created, it has given rise to a series of short documentaries that has even earned official selections and awards at some of the leading international film festivals, including Sundance, SXSW, DOC NYC, Outfest, and more.
Meanwhile, an array of stars waited at the entrance to the red carpet.
It seemed that the stars were out to shine this year. They were brighter than they had ever been. According to Vogue, “on the LACMA red carpet, Gucci’s contemporary muses stepped out in full force and Alessandro Michele-engineered attire.”
Guests included Miley Cyrus, Lil Nas X, Jared Leto, Dakota Johnson, Ridley Scott, Salma Hayek, Eva Longoria, Phoebe Bridgers, the cast of “Squid Game,” Paris Hilton, Addison Rae, Ava DuVernay, Tracee Ellis Ross, Guillermo del Toro, Jeff Bezos, Bob Iger, Billie Eilish, James Corden, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jodie Turner-Smith, Serena Williams and Olivia Wilde.
“Following on the heels of its blockbuster Hollywood Boulevard Love Parade runway show, Gucci dressed much of the guest list,” says WWD.
Let’s have a look at some of the nights best moments: