The worlds of fashion, film and art converged at the
“Fashion is an art form in its own right,” said
The Oct. 14 benefit raised $2.4 million for the institution’s ongoing initiatives. Actor Armie Hammer, the great-grandson of the museum’s founder Dr. Armand Hammer, attended with wife Elizabeth Chambers. “It’s fantastic to be part of a museum that does so much in terms of creating an accessibility of art for a community,” Hammer said, “and to have a great night in the meantime is icing on the cake.” Meanwhile, Chambers said it was a “happy coincidence” that their outfits matched because the couple hadn’t had time to coordinate in advance. “With two kids, we have a lot less time,” she laughed.
During cocktail hour, January Jones chatted by the bar with Priyanka Chopra;
The benefit also attracted Rashida Jones,
Director Ava DuVernay and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Hilton Als were honored with tributes by
“It’s Bottega Veneta — obviously!” Ruth Wilson said of her delicate chiffon dress from the label’s cruise 2018 collection. While a few such as Jane Lynch went rogue, opting to wear other designers, most attendees wore sophisticated garden party pieces by the Italian fashion house. “They dressed me,” explained Wilson who chose the gown because it featured her favorite colors. “There’s also loads of butterflies and creatures on it. So I feel like it suits the event.”
Hailey Baldwin opted for a turtleneck sweater and striped wool skirt from the label’s fall/winter 2017 collection. “This is really comfortable and very chic,” she said, explaining that she appreciated that the look was “ladylike” and “sophisticated.”
Male guests including Patrick Schwarzenegger also stepped up their game. “I don’t think I’ve ever worn a suit quite like this one,” Schwarzenegger said of his gray cotton jacquard ensemble from the brand’s fall 2017 collection. “It’s unique and interesting.”
“Art’s not just someone putting a brush on a canvas,” remarked Schwarzenegger, as a caterer dropped a tray of glasses in the distance. “Oops! But even that could be art — a bunch of glass on the ground. You never know.”
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