Palm Springs has always been the chic destination of choice for superstar Angelenos looking to escape from the smoggy traffic lanes in the city. It’s almost like the West Coast version of the Hamptons. From Greta Garbo to Cary Grant, stars of the silver screen have been hiding out in Palm Springs since the 1950s, lounging poolside in the arid desert heat. This year, everyone from Timothée Chalamet to Jessica Chastain, and a sizable portion of the actors and actresses who make up W‘s annual list of Best Performances on screen also hit up the desert for the Palm Springs International Film Festival, where they undoubtedly lapped up the warm weather and some R&R in the Coachella valley. The after-party gala was held at none other than the Parker Palm Springs, where old school Hollywood glamour meets contemporary glitz. Honoring not only the performances that shaped the upcoming awards season but also the directors that changed the cultural landscape in the last year, the A-listers left Hollywood for a chic night in the desert, and they’ve got the Instagrams to prove it.