On Monday evening, models, editors, and New York social staples braved the drizzling weather and headed to Chelsea for a Chanel-hosted celebration of No5 The Film, written and directed by Baz Luhrmann. Guests like Gigi Hadid, Toni Garrn, Max and Vanessa Traina Snow, Giovanna Battaglia, Lily Allen, and Patrick Demarchelier mingled at the cocktail party before taking their seats to dine and view the film. A few jaws dropped when Gisele Bundchen, the star of The Film, arrived. “She is larger than life,” said Karlie Kloss.
“I knew her when she was very young—she was going out with a young actor I knew at the time,” said Luhrmann, raising his eyebrows coyly in reference to the model’s former beau, Leonardo DiCaprio. “And I’ve seen her evolve really from a girl to a woman. This film is a reflection on Gisele. She is the No5 woman now and that’s someone who can be on the beach one minute doing yoga, have a child, [model for] aspirational images, have a relationship with a high-profile partner, and yet, we hope, find love and sensuality still in her life” Between posing for photos with designer Karl Lagerfeld and graciously greeting her fellow guests, Bundchen took a moment to praise her director. “[This was] such a different experience for me—I’m not an actress,” said the model. “In a movie, there are cameras everywhere; you don’t even know where they’re shooting. You have to trust that someone on the other side is watching out for you.”