The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures’ Fashion-Forward Third Annual Gala

The evening brought together honorees Oprah Winfrey and Meryl Streep on the pink carpet at the Renzo Piano–designed museum — plus plenty of plastic pink flamingos

Photography courtesy of Sinna Nasseri and Hunter Abrams/Academy Museum Foundation, and Getty Images


Jon Batiste, Zoë Kravitz, Ava DuVernay, Eva Longoria, Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Gayle King, Lenny Kravitz.


The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures held its third annual gala, presented by Rolex, on Sunday, December 3, inside the Los Angeles landmark reworked by Renzo Piano on Wilshire Boulevard. Meryl Streep and Oprah Winfrey embraced on the evening’s pink-hued carpet before heading inside to receive honors for their contributions to film — only steps from the museum galleries where a John Waters exhibition inspired the evening’s rosy palette, complete with bright plastic birds in homage to the auteur’s subversive 1972 film, Pink Flamingos. Streep, who has been nominated for 21 Oscars, took home the Icon Award presented by Greta Gerwig; Winfrey received the Pillar Award for her work on behalf of the museum from event co-chair Ava du Vernay. Also on hand and receiving honors was Sofia Coppola in Chanel. The Priscilla director — also known for her unapologetic embrace of pink hues — took home the Visionary Award for her filmography, presented by Chloe Zhao. Christopher Nolan handed the evening’s Vantage Award for challenging dominant narratives to Michael B. Jordan’s sister Jamila Jordan, who accepted it on her brother’s behalf.

Streep’s four children accompanied her for the evening, and Lenny Kravitz joined daughter Zoë, dressed in Saint Laurent, for a family photo before heading inside to the celebratory fundraiser supporting the museum’s exhibitions, education initiatives, and public programs. Also on hand was a starry coterie of creatives dressed in looks from an array of international fashion houses, joined by the museum’s director and president, Jacqueline Stewart, as well as the gala’s creative director, Lisa Love, and artistic director, Raúl Ávila.


Lisa Love.


Like Coppola, Dua Lipa arrived in Chanel, a house known for both its deep ties with filmmakers fostered by its founder and its continued and ongoing support of movie projects. Angela Bassett chose Schiaparelli, Billie Eilish selected Jean Paul Gaultier, and the actresses were joined by Kirsten Dunst, Leonardo DiCaprio and his Killers of the Flower Moon costar Lily Gladstone, Greta Lee in Loewe, Margot Robbie in Chanel, Adrien Brody in Dior Men, Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton, Natalie Portman in Dior, Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton, Awkwafina, Jennifer Connelly in Louis Vuitton along with the house’s women’s artistic director Nicolas Ghesquière, Gael García Bernal, Barry Keoghan, Julia Garner in Philip Lim, Cara Delevingne in Del Core, Salma Hayek, Cillian Murphy, Lupita Nyong’o in Chanel, Kaia Gerber in Celine, Hailey Bieber in Saint Laurent, Jared Leto, Jodie Turner-Smith in Christopher John Rogers, Julianne Moore, LaKeith Stanfield in Saint Laurent, Addison Rae, Karlie Kloss in Schiaparelli, Natasha Lyonne in Miu Miu, Keke Palmer, Kendall Jenner in Fendi, Margaret Qualley in Chanel, Rachel Zegler, Seth Rogan, Saoirse Ronan in Louis Vuitton, and Selena Gomez in Valentino.

Guests gathered for dinner under the stars on the museum terrace made over to resemble the West Hollywood restaurant Chasen’s, the site of many Academy Awards parties before its 1990s closure. Eilish, along with her brother and frequent collaborator, Finneas O’Connell, capped the evening with a performance that included a track from Gerwig’s Barbie, “What Was I Made For?” — produced by Mark Ronson, who was also on hand. Afterward everyone got a look at the Waters retrospective, John Waters: Pope of Trash, a vibrant compilation of the notes, props, costumes, music, and mayhem behind the filmmaker’s cult classics — and the precise shade of the blush-colored roach dress Van Smith created for Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray.


Ava DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey.


Mark Ronson, Grace Gummer, Meryl Streep, Mamie Gummer, Louisa Jacobson, Henry Wolfe, Tamryn Storm Hawker.


Adrien Brody wearing Dior.


Dua Lipa wearing Chanel, Phoebe Tonkin, Kendall Jenner wearing Fendi, Hailey Bieber wearing Saint Laurent.


LEFT: Este Haim, Alana Haim, Danielle Haim. RIGHT: Awkwafina.


LaKeith Stanfield in Saint Laurent.


Addison Rae.


Salma Hayek, Jared Leto.


LEFT: Claudia Sulewski, Billie Eilish wearing Jean Paul Gaultier, Finneas O’Connell. RIGHT: Keke Palmer.


Jodie Turner-Smith wearing Christopher John Rogers.


LEFT: Paul Bettany, Jennifer Connelly wearing Louis Vuitton. RIGHT: Greta Lee wearing Loewe.


Julia Garner wearing Philip Lim.


Yvonne McGuinness, Cillian Murphy, Susan Downey, Robert Downey Jr.


Michelle Williams wearing Louis Vuitton, Kirsten Dunst.


LEFT: Kaia Gerber wearing Celine. RIGHT: Natalie Portman wearing Dior.


Rachel Zegler, Ke Huy Quan.


Selena Gomez wearing Valentino.


Dua Lipa wearing Chanel. Photographed by Greg Williams.


LEFT: Barry Keoghan. RIGHT: Saoirse Ronan wearing Louis Vuitton.


Zoë Kravitz wearing Saint Laurent, Lenny Kravitz.


Julianne Moore wearing Valentino, Alicia Vikander wearing Louis Vuitton, Jamie Mizrahi.


LEFT: Lupita Nyong’o wearing Chanel. Photographed by Greg Williams. RIGHT: Sofia Coppola wearing Chanel. Photographed by Greg Williams.


America Ferrera wearing Chanel. Photographed by Greg Williams.


America Ferrera wearing Chanel, Seth Rogen, Lauren Miller Rogen.


LEFT: Leonardo DiCaprio. RIGHT: Cara Delevingne wearing Del Core.


Angela Bassett wearing Schiaparelli.



LEFT: Karlie Kloss wearing Schiaparelli. RIGHT: Natasha Lyonne wearing Miu Miu.


Margaret Qualley wearing Chanel.


Paul Bettany, Michelle Williams, Saoirse Ronan, Sandra Hüller, Drew Kuhse, Este Haim, Danielle Haim, Jennifer Connelly, Nicolas Ghesquière, Alicia Vikander, Alana Haim, Sandra Oh, Gemma Chan, Jurnee Smollett, Chloë Grace Moretz, Phoebe Dynevor, Deepika Padukone, Colman Domingo.


Feature image: Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep.


December 5, 2023

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