Review: LACMA Art & Film Gala 2017 in Los Angeles

Rowan Blanchard | ©Courtesy of BFA

Gucci presented the LACMA Art & Film Gala in Los Angeles again this year. Mark Bradford and George Lucas were honored

Although the LACMA Art & Film Gala has only been held for seven years now – and therefore nowhere near as long as the famous Met Gala – the Los Angeles event is sometimes compared to the well-known themed evening in New York and is even referred to as the “Met Gala of the West.” The proceeds from the LACMA Gala are intended to make the genre of film a more central part of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) program, as well as to promote other exhibitions, acquisitions, educational programs, and screenings that explore the crossover between art and film. LACMA curator Eva Chow and actor Leonardo DiCaprio were the hosts of this year’s event on the 4th of November.

Returning as the sponsor of the event, Gucci not only dressed most of the guests, but also contributed to the design of the location. The reception was not held at the “Urban Light” sculpture as usual, but instead relocated to a sort of garden with palm trees at the museum’s actual back entrance – inspired by Bloom, the latest fragrance by the house which Gucci launched this summer.

This year, Los Angeles-based artist Mark Bradford and producer, screenwriter, and director George Lucas of Star Wars and Indiana Jones fame were honored. In addition to the award ceremony, a performance by Annie Lennox counted among the evening’s highlights.

Many artists, athletes, actors, photographers, and models were among the guests, including Hari Nef, Gia Coppola, Charlotte Casiraghi, Amy Adams, Brad Pitt, Dakota Johnson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jared Leto, Kerry Washington, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Salma Hayek Pinault, and Zoe Saldana, all of whom appeared in Gucci.

Additional information about the Los Angeles County Museum of Art can be found on the website here and on Instagram (@lacma).

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