The LACMA Art + Film Gala was a star-studded affair on Saturday night.
The annual LACMA Film + Art Gala is one of the most stylish red carpets around, ranking with the Oscars and the Met Gala. And, with the presentation of Gucci’s current evening wear collection “Ancora Notte” (created by the Italian label’s new creative director Sabato De Sarno) coinciding with this year’s black-tie event, the night seemed even more glamorous than normal.
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio and LACMA trustee Eva Chow hosted the annual fundraiser, which doubled as a runway show. Stars including Salma Hayek, Jennifer Lopez, and Jessica Chastain showed off their new Gucci gowns, while Ben Affleck, Andrew Garfield, and Lenny Kravitz donned the brand’s first-ever formal menswear pieces.
Some, like Pedro Pascal, kept things modest. Wearing a suit with white piping juxtaposed against a black satiny body, Pascal gave fans a preview of de Sarno’s menswear. Elevate your look with Emma Chamberlain’s latte-brown minidress embellished with sparkling Gucci flowers. Though Niecy Nash dazzled in a colour-blocked Solace London gown, Blackpink’s Rosé stood out in a brilliantly patterned YSL dress, so the brand didn’t have an exclusive on the entire carpet.
Kim Kardashian’s edgy take on Barbiecore, complete with a dramatic black opera glove and a hot pink Balenciaga couture gown, was one of the evening’s most striking ensembles. With her bold outfit that showed off her toned abs in a crystal-encrusted bra and a high-slit maxi skirt, Jodie Turner-Smith attracted heads. Naturally, Jennifer Lopez dazzled in a transparent gold lace gown with floral motifs, accessorising with stunning nude platform shoes and matching gold undergarments.
These are just a few of the unforgettable moments from the star-studded night. To witness all the best-dressed stars at the remarkable 2023 LACMA Gala, scroll below.
Salma Hayek wore a figure-hugging Gucci rose gold gown with an ombre effect, covered in shimmering sequins, fitted with spaghetti straps and accessorised with a simple silver chain. She added a touch of light pink makeup and styled her hair into loose waves.
Not to be outdone, Kim Kardashian made a grand entrance in a vibrant fuchsia satin dress that boasted an extravagant long train. She accessorised with sleek black gloves, a sparkling diamond necklace, and a chic slicked-back ponytail, exuding sophistication and style.
Andrew Garfield made a fashion statement in a maroon suit with white trim. This impeccable look showcased the creative prowess of Gucci’s new creative director, Sabato De Sarno, as one of his first designs for formal menswear. Garfield’s presence at the gala further cemented Gucci’s authority in the world of high fashion.
Paris Hilton made a grand entrance at the LACMA Gala in a breathtaking blue and silver gown featuring stunning cape sleeves. The intricate details of the dress captured the essence of her elegance and sophistication. To complete the look, she dazzled in diamond stilettos, creating a sparkling effect with every step she took. Her ethereal presence made her a showstopper and cemented her place among the best-dressed celebrities of the evening.
JENNIFER LOPEZ AND BEN AFFLECK
In a stunning display of glamour, Jennifer Lopez graced the LACMA Gala in a head-turning gold floral lace dress. The gown featured a bustier-style top and a daring thigh-high slit, perfectly accentuating her figure. Lopez completed the look with nude stilettos, a shimmering gold clutch, a statement ruby necklace, dazzling diamond earrings, and a delicate gold bracelet.
Jessica Chastain glimmered in a dazzling silver halter neck dress, catching the light with every step she took. She accessorised with a chic silver purse and shimmering silver earrings, adding a touch of elegance and glamour to her ensemble.