The LACMA Art+Film Gala on November 4, 2023, presented by Gucci, was a resplendent celebration that wove together the rich threads of visual arts, cinema, and high fashion. It was an unforgettable evening where Gucci’s newly minted Creative Director, Sabato De Sarno, unveiled his inaugural evening wear collection ‘Ancora Notte,’ captivating a constellation of stars including Hollywood royalty like Leonardo DiCaprio and the ever-radiant Jennifer Lopez.
Honoring the Pioneers of Art and Film
Championed by co-chairs Eva Chow and Leonardo DiCaprio, the gala paid homage to the pioneering work of artist Judy Baca and filmmaker David Fincher. It was a night that elevated the recognition of artistic and cinematic excellence, beautifully accentuated by Gucci’s latest sartorial creations. “It was a great pleasure to bring such an amazing group of people together to honor Judy Baca and David Fincher, while supporting our beloved museum,” said gala co-chair Eva Chow.
‘Ancora Notte’ Unveils Under LACMA Lights
The grand reveal of the Gucci ‘Ancora Notte’ collection was a masterclass in design, presented beneath the majestic arches of the museum. This extension of the revered Gucci Ancora collection showcased a harmonious blend of texture, silhouette, and palette, with models Mariacarla Boscono and Vittoria Ceretti embodying the spirit of the night. Fresh faces Jiahui Zhang and Violet Hume, recently gracing the ‘Ancora’ runway, entranced attendees, representing a new era for Gucci’s storied fashion narrative.
A Gathering of Fashion’s Brightest Stars
The night was illuminated by a cavalcade of celebrities, each adorned in Gucci’s latest offerings. Gala co-chairs and honorees mingled with notables like Andrew Garfield, whose bespoke suit was a match for his charisma, and Salma Hayek Pinault, who brought grace and elegance to the event. Every star in attendance added a unique brilliance to the evening’s collective radiance.
The Gala’s Multifaceted Impact
The partnership between Gucci and LACMA is a celebration of the power of collaborative endeavors that extend beyond the sparkle of a gala night. It reinforces the commitment to making film an integral part of LACMA’s curatorial practice, supporting its mission to educate and inspire through new acquisitions and programs.
An Enchanting Conclusion
The gala reached its crescendo with a soul-stirring performance by Lenny Kravitz, who provided the perfect musical denouement to a night of artistic and fashion triumphs. Following a sumptuous feast by Chef Mattia Agazzi, Kravitz’s melodies ensured the event concluded on a harmonious note, celebrating a symphony of creativity and style.
The 2023 LACMA Art+Film Gala will be etched in memory as a night where stars and style aligned under the Los Angeles sky, marking a new chapter for Gucci led by Sabato De Sarno’s inspired vision. His designs didn’t just clothe the luminaries; they added to the city’s storied tapestry of culture and elegance.