CULTURE

Ready for Their Close-ups

Written by Gillian Sagansky
Photographed by Inez & Vinoodh

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s annual­ gala may celebrate luminaries from the art world and ­Hollywood—this year, the honorees were the artist James Turrell and the filmmaker Alejandro González ­Iñárritu—but fashion is an increasingly big part of the picture. Exhibit A: these portraits taken by Inez and Vinoodh, who were tapped by co-chairs Leonardo DiCaprio and Eva Chow to properly document the star-studded event, which was sponsored by Gucci. John Baldessari, Jared Leto, and Gucci creative director ­Alessandro Michele (who dressed Gwyneth Paltrow, ­Dakota Johnson, and Salma Hayek) all took turns in front of their lens. “They capture people’s insides!” exclaims Chow of the legendary duo. The benefit’s success—in the year of ­LACMA’s 50th anniversary—underscores the resurgence of Los Angeles as a cultural capital. “Every decade has its time,” Chow proclaims. “London had the ’60s, New York had the ’80s. Right now, it’s L.A.”

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Dakota Johnson and 
Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele.

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Jared 
Leto.

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Asia, Michael, and Eva Chow.

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Artist John Baldessari.

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Naomi Campbell and Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci.

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Chloë Sevigny.

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Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault.

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The evening’s honorees, artist James Turrell and filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu.

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China Chow and Moschino creative director Jeremy Scott.

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Director Gia Coppola and her mother, Jacqui Getty.

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Artist Catherine Opie.

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Actress Brit Marling.

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Asia Chow.

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Michael Chow.

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Eva Chow.

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Model and actress Hari Nef.

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Musical artist Kaki King.

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Actor Lee Byung-hun.

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Actress Saoirse Ronan.

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Actress Saoirse Ronan.

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Couple Ricky Saiz and Chloe Sevigny.

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Tara Subkoff and Urs Fischer.

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Sam and Aaron Taylor Johnson.

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Michael Govan and James Turrell.

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Amber Valletta and Christian McCaw.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham.

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Reese Witherspoon.

Reese Witherspoon.