Party On: Chanel Hosts a Glamorous Pre-Oscars Dinner

Hollywood’s A-listers feted the fashion house’s long love affair with the cinema



For the 12th consecutive year, Chanel threw a star-studded dinner party the evening before the Academy Awards, with such luminaries as Tracee Ellis Ross, Adrien Brody and Demi Moore making their way to the Beverly Hills Hotel’s famed Polo Lounge on Saturday, Feb. 8.

Hosted by the House of Chanel and Charles Finch, the evening saw the who’s who in entertainment — many of them clad in looks by the label — raising their glasses to celebrate not only Gabrielle Chanel’s personal connection to cinema and her brand’s longtime patronage in the performing arts, but also the talent and creativity of the night’s guests — among them, Penélope Cruz, Michael Keaton, Sofia Coppola and Lucy Boynton.

The anticipation for the next day’s Oscars ceremony was palpable throughout the festivities, especially with several of this year’s contending films represented by the likes of Margot Robbie (Bombshell); Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel (The Irishman); Margaret Qualley and Arianne Phillips (Once Upon a Time in … Hollywood); Caitriona Balfe (Ford v. Ferrari); and Hildur Gudnadottir (Joker).

Additional guests included C Magazine founder Jennifer Smith, Danny Huston, Joan Collins, David O’Russell, Elizabeth Chambers, Kelly Patricof, Kenya Kinski-Jones, Vanessa Getty, Rachel Zoe and Rodger Berman, and Olivier and Zoë de Givenchy.

















Feature image: RASHIDA JONES and KENYA KINSKI-JONES. Photo by Billy Farrell/


Feb. 11, 2020

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