The stars aren’t lining the footpath of Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles this evening. Instead, they’re a little further south on Wilshire, attending the third annual Academy Museum Gala.
The charity fundraiser, hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, aims to raise funds for the curation of exhibitions and public programmes for the permanent space. However, given its colloquial appellation—‘The Met Gala of the West’—the gala has quickly become one of the most anticipated dates of the season. Especially for sartorialist adherents.
Given the historic SAG-AFTRA strike, this gala is momentous in two-fold. Not only is this many of the actors in attendance first opportunity to promote their work since Hollywood heavyweights swapped Oscar statues for picket lines. The gala also marks many of these theatrical mainstays’ return to the red carpet since the tentative agreement was wagered.
Naturally, this meant celebrity stylists and their high-profile clients were working overtime to ensure their glamorous ensembles rivalled the drama and entertainment of their respective bodies of work. They say all that glitters is gold, and never is that saying more true than in Hollywood, and you can see here at the 2023 Academy Museum Gala.
Taking cues from the Golden Age of cinema were the likes of burgeoning actresses Kaia Gerber, Phoebe Tonkin and Nicola Peltz Beckham. Delicate lace also had its moments under the spotlight thanks to Dua Lipa and Lupita Nyong’o, who both opted for Chanel.
A picture says a thousand words, and with the dress code of the evening in honour of cinema, we’ll allow these images the privilege of doing all the talking. Ahead, the best-dressed celebrities on the red carpet at the gala.
The Best Dressed At The 2023 Academy Museum Gala
This article originally appeared on GRAZIA International.