Over the weekend LA’s fashion fixtures came out for a star-studded soiree to support the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. The gala, which was titled “The Artist’s Museum Happening”, was sponsored by Chanel Fine Jewelry and attempted to create a truly artistic experience. By combining music, dance and visual arts the goal was to create an interactive experience between guests and performers.
Showing support for the evening’s sponsor, a slew of starlets showed up sporting fabulously feminine frocks by the House of Chanel. Rachel Bilson took to the red carpet in a three quarter sleeved mini dress with lush embroidered detailing. With her tousled ombre locks and magenta lips, the star exuded a laid-back sex-kitten vibe. Bilson’s BFF & Baby co-star Kate Bosworth also donned a gown by the French fashion house. The budding style icon opted for a floor-skimming silhouette with a sheer lace panel mid-section and elegantly ruffled sleeves. Kirsten Dunst followed suit in a classic cream spring ’11 Chanel number. With a cascading ruffle neckline, rouge lips and a curled coif, the star gave off a distinctly retro sensibility.
Ginnifer Goodwin gave her look a modern spin by pairing her Chanel confection with her fashion-forward pixie cut. Former FLARE cover girl Gwen Stefani also put her signature stamp on her embroidered gown by rocking a much shorter hemline than the runway version. But it was Chloe Sevigny that truly took a fashion risk, making a statement in a tuxedo-inspired jumpsuit by the designer.
Although Chanel clad celebs dominated the evening, we are glad that Kristin Davis stood out from the pack by choosing an Oscar de la Renta strapless scarlet frock. The red silk taffeta gown was a breath of fresh air among the sea of mostly black and white.