2011 MOCA Gala With Artistic Direction From Marina Abramovic
Where: MOCA Grand Avenue
Who Was There: Abigail Spencer, Albert Brooks, Alexandra Von Furstenberg, Andrea Fiuczynski,, Antonio Villaraigosa, Bettina Korek, Bruce Karatz, Cameron Silver, Carin von Berg, Catharine Soros, Christian LeBlanc, Colleen Bell, Dakota Johnson, Dasha Zhukova, David Gersh, David Johnson, Devon Aoki, Diana DeGarmo, Dita Von Teese, Edythe Broad, Eileen Davidson, Eli Broad, George Kotsiopoulos, Greg Rikaart, Gwen Stefani, Jaime King, Jamie Tisch, Jamie Tisch, Jeremy Scott, John Baldessari, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin Burke, Kimberly Brooks, Lady Victoria Hervey, Lauren King, Lauri Firstenberg, Lawrence Bender, Lee Miller, Leon, Lilly Tartikoff, Linda Ramone, Lisa Edelstein, Liz Goldwyn, Magda Berliner, Mark Pennell, Maurice Marciano, Michele Hicks, Michelle Stafford, Minnie Driver, Miranda July, Mo'Nique, Monique Lhuillier, Nicole Richie, Rosanna Arquette, Rose Mcgowan, Rosson Crow, Sela Ward, Shepard Fairey, Silas, Tom Bugbee, Will Ferrell.
Other Details: A celeb-heavy crowd of over 750 turned out for a gala at MOCA that proved to be a pretty bizarre night that married dining with edgy performance art, nudity, a live musical performance by Blondie's Debbie Harry, and required all guests to don white lab coats over their designer ensembles they probably all put quite a bit of thought into (or at least paid someone to). Check out this article for a full description of the unusual events of the night courtesy of the performance artist and gala program director Marina Abramovic. There were many celebrity looks and valiant efforts to step it up for the occasion in the realm of fashion but our numero uno look of the night goes to Gwen Stefani who I'm pretty sure stopped aging about 10 years ago. [Gwen Stefani photo via]
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