FROM DUSK TILL DAWN
Gucci honoured conceptual artist Barbara Kruger and filmmaker Quentin Tarantino at the fourth annual Art + Film Gala, hosted by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The prestigious benefit’s first female honouree, Kruger is known for her large-scale photographs, loudly captioned with powerful declarations on consumerism, while Tarantino made his name with movies such as Reservoir Dogs, Inglourious Basterds, and Django Unchained.
Kate Beckinsale, Camilla Belle, Amy Adams, and Kate Hudson were just some of the stars who graced the event, dressed in the Florentine house’s most glamorous designs. The gala, chaired by both LACMA trustee Eva Chow and Leonardo DiCaprio, raised over USD3.85 million (approx. RM13.2 million) in support of the museum’s film initiatives as well as future exhibitions, acquisitions, and programming.
Later in the evening, the 600-strong guests welcomed English New Romantic legend Boy George and the Culture Club after a long hiatus of more than a decade. Songs performed included “Karma Chameleon,” “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me” and a cover of “Son Of A Preacher Man”, a nod to Tarantino’s 1994 movie Pulp Fiction – incidentally Frida Giannini’s Tarantino favourite. “He’s a genius,” the creative director of Gucci told The Wall Street Journal. “A total genius.”
Alex Pettyfer and Liberty Ross
Michelle Malone and Michael Fries
Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber Boy George reunites with Culture Club