Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Los Angeles Social Diary

Pre-dinner for 1000 under the Venetian-themed marquee inspired by the Resnick’s art collection.
This past Saturday night in Los Angeles was a culmination of a major expansion of the Los Angeles County Museum (known as LACMA) with the opening of the Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion. It was a gala evening benefiting the museum, with “The Unmasking” theme. Christina Aguilera wowed the crowd of 1000 with a performance under the Venetian-themed marquee inspired by the Resnick’s art collection.

LACMA’s Board of Trustees Gala Host Committee included Shelli Azoff, David Bohnett, Eva Chow, David Geffen, Wendy Goldberg, Bobby Kotkc, Michael Milken, Jane Nathanson, Carole Bayer Sager, Terry Semel, and Florence Sloan.
The Resnick family
?, ?, David Geffen, Willow Bay, Bob Iger,
Donald and Brigitte Bren, David Geffen, Willow Bay, and Bob Iger
The evening began with cocktails in the Resnick Pavilion, designed by Renzo Piano, so named it been reported because of a $45 million gift of the Resnicks. Guests were treated to an exclusive preview marking the world premiere of three inaugural exhibitions. After the cocktails guests were escorted into the tent where they dined and were entertained by the Canadian Tenors, and Christina Aguilera who sang some of her classic hits such as “Beautiful,” “Fighter,” and her recent “You Lost Me” as well as a cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine.”

Immediately following the Gala’s close, glitter-covered guests made their way back to the Resnick Pavilion for the Ultimat Vodka and Moet & Chandon-sponsored Avant-Garde After-Party, where Hollywood hipsters and fashionistas Giovanni Ribisi, Katerina Graham, Gillian Zinser, Tracey Ross, Brad Goreski, Jenni Kayne, Kyle Richards and more had already kicked off the late-night festivities. The Chapin Sisters performed.
Cynthia Wornham, Annie Philbin
Cynthia Wornham and Annie Philbin
Powerhouse John Burroughs Show Choir
Powerhouse John Burroughs Show Choir
Shelli Azoff, Irving Azoff
Shelli and Irving Azoff
Robert Daly, Carole Bayer Sager
Robert Daly and Carole Bayer Sager
Laura Wasserman, Casey Wasserman
Laura and Casey Wasserman
Yolanda Hadid, David Foster
Yolanda Hadid and David Foster
Chosan Nguyen, Brian Grazer
Chosan Nguyen and Brian Grazer
Jane Semel, Terry Semel
Jane and Terry Semel
Colleen Bell
Colleen Bell
Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera
Kaye Spilker
Kaye Spilker
Kaayla Celan, Steve Roth
Kaayla Celan and Steve Roth
Eva Chow, Michael Chow
Eva and Michael Chow
John Thrash, Becca Cason Thrash
Ben Bourgeois and Becca Cason Thrash
Eli Broad, Edythe Broad
Eli and Edythe Broad
Suzanne Deal Booth, David Booth
Suzanne Deal and David Booth
Danna Ruscha, Ed Ruscha
Danna and Ed Ruscha
Lily and Abigail Chapin
Chris and Iran Hopkins
Andrea Fiuczynski
Giovanni Ribisi
Eric Bushard and Degen Pener
Jeanette Langoria, Ryan Guinn, and Faye Resnick
Kathy and Rick Hilton
Amber Hackett and Sutton Stracke
Gia Slowick and Azzy Rabbie
Tracey Ellis Ross
Jane Ross and Jimmy Yaffe
Katarina Graham
Jeff Snyder, Brad Goreski, Hollye Jacobs, and Cameron Silver
Monique Lhuillier
Dona Kendall, Betty Leonard
Dona Kendall and Betty Leonard
Lisa Perry, Jeannie Greenberg, Kimberly Brooks
Lisa Perry, Jeannie Greenberg, and Kimberly Brooks
Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner
Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner
Rebecka Belldegrun, Marisa Tomei
Rebecka Belldegrun and Marisa Tomei
Mark Burnett, Roma Downey
Mark Burnett and Roma Downey
Lu Parker, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Lu Parker and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
Ann Colgin, Joe Wender
Joe Wender and Ann Colgin
Laura Dunn
Laura Dunn
Barbara Davis, Ellen Olivier, Kelly Day
Barbara Davis, Ellen Olivier, and Kelly Day
Lynda Resnick
Lynda Resnick
Carole Bayer Sager, Les Moonves, Julie Chen
Carole Bayer Sager, Les Moonves, and Julie Chen
Nadine Schiff-Rosen, Jaclyn Smith, ?
Nadine Schiff-Rosen, Jaclyn Smith, and friend
Molly Sims
Molly Sims
Dominique Levy, Debra Brenner, Dorothy Bowen
Dominique Levy, Victoria Brynner, and Dorothy Berwin
Michael Nouri
Michael Nouri
?, Beth DeWoody
Nadia Wellisz and Beth DeWoody
Renzo Piano
Renzo Piano
Lyn and Norman Lear
Christine Hartunian Sinay, Katherine Ross, Sibba Hartunian
Christine Hartunian Sinay, Katherine Ross, and Sibba Hartunian
Elena Volgin, Gary Mansour
Elena Volgin and Gary Mansour
Tom Gregory, Jamie McCourt
Tom Gregory and Jamie McCourt
Monet Mazur, ?
Monet Mazur and friend
Bert Fields and Barbara Guggenheim
David Geffen, Arianna Huffington
David Geffen and Arianna Huffington
Wendy Goldberg, Ghada Irani
Wendy Goldberg and Ghada Irani
Marie Bell, Bill Bell, ?
Maria and Bill Bell with Melva Bucksbaum
Thelma Golden, ?
Thelma Golden (right) and friend
Chris Hemsworth, Elsa Pataky
Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky
Hayden Slater, Maggie Kayne
Hayden Slate and Maggie Kayne
Cindy Gelber, Robert Gelber
Cindy and Robert Gelber
Bob Iger, Willow Bay
Bob Iger and Willow Bay
Matt Bangser, Abby Bangser
Matt and Abby Bangser
?, Rosanna Arquette
Rosanna Arquette
Charles Holland, Janice Holland
Charles and Janice Holland
?, ?, Suzanne Kayne
Suzanne Kayne and friends
Patricia McCallum, Michael York
Patricia McCallum and Michael York
John Baldessari, Gelila Assefa
John Baldessari and Gelila Assefa Puck
Cliff Einstein, Mandy Einstein
Cliff and Mandy Einstein
Lisa Love, Kathryn Bigelow
Lisa Love and Kathryn Bigelow
Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks
Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks
Asia Chow
Asia Chow
Percy Gibson, Joan Collins
Percy Gibson and Joan Collins
Kim Reed, Dale Reed
Kim and Dale Reed
James Franco
James Franco
Miety Heidin, Blake Koh
Miety Heidin and Blake Koh
Eva and Marc Stern
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Lu Parker, Jane Nathanson, and Marc Nathanson
Herb Rappaport and Janet Dreisen Rappaport
Nikki Hilton
Nicole Richie
David Geffen and Wendy Goldberg
Kim Kardashian and Brandon Davis
Olivia Wilde and Tao Ruspoli
Teri Hatcher, Shelli Azoff, and Rita Wilson
Eli and Edythe Broad
Alexandra Jamieson and Morgan Spurlock
Adam and Lauren Nathanson
Catherine Opie
Barbara Davis and Michael York
Jane Nathanson
Jordan Bratman and Christina Aguilera
Barbara and Garry Marshall
Chosan Nguyen and Brian Grazer
Teri Hatcher
Evelyn Martinez and Gloria Molina
Francesca Bianchi and Renzo Piano
Heather and Steve Mnuchin
Jeannie Greenberg and Lisa Perry
Lisa and David Krause
Laurie and Michael Milken
Tom Gregory and David Bohnett
Sandy Pressman
Mitch Glazer and Kelly Lynch
Cameron Silver and Hollye Harrington
Tony and Marti Oppenheimer
Michael and Terri Smooke
Ghada and Ray Irani
Stavros Niarchos
William Friedkin and Sherry Lansing
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