I On Black Tie: LACMA 2014 ART + FILM GALA

“LACMA is the intersection of art and film in Los Angeles,” stated Michael Govan, director of LACMA. On Saturday, November 1, artists, celebrities, and filmmakers alike joined together at LACMA (the Los Angeles County Museum of Art) for the 4th annual gala to honor artist Barbara Kruger and filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. Gucci sponsored the event, while actor Leonardo DiCaprio and LACMA trustee Eva Chow co-chaired the event.

Barbara Kruger is a conceptualist artist who is famously known for her work such as I Shop Therefore I Am (1987) and Your Body Is A Battleground (1989). Her pieces have appeared in museums worldwide and galleries all over the world. In 2005, she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Medal at the Venice Biennale. Quentin Tarantino is a world-renowned filmmaker who represents the American film industry with his innovative and truly unique films. Some of his films include Django Unchained and Inglorious Basterds, both of which have all-star casts and were nominated for various Academy Awards including Best Picture. Both films earned actor Christophe Waltz an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

The event brought many different celebrities out and about wearing gorgeous gowns and sophisticated tuxedos. Guests included Will Ferrell, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Beckinsale, Eddie Redmayne, and Salma Hayek and her husband François-Henri Pinault, CEO of Kering, to name a few. Frida Giannini, creative director of Gucci, arrived in LA a few days early to open the brand’s new store on Rodeo Drive. “LACMA’s unparalleled commitment to honoring fine art alongside film in the heart of Los Angeles is an inspiration to Gucci. We are proud to support LACMA’s unique vision, and to join Eva Chow, Michael Govan, and Leonardo DiCaprio for the fourth year as we celebrate two truly innovative, inspiring and influential artists, Barbara Kruger and Quentin Tarantino,” stated Giannini who is also the gala host committee chair.

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After the awards, Boy George and the Culture Club took the stage and performed songs such as “Karma Chameleon” and “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me.” This year’s LACMA gala was quite an elegant event that brought together some of the best names in Hollywood and honoring some of the most accomplished in the creative industry.

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About Irene Michaels

Over the past 25 years I have taken on the roles of a producer, publisher, insider journalist and fundraiser. My artistic interests began early in my teens working as a model and a dancer throughout the U.S. I formed my first modeling agency before I was twenty. While modeling I secured a re-occurring role in the popular daytime TV series General Hospital. Read more...