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As Hollywood events return to full force in New York and Los Angeles amid the coronavirus pandemic, here’s a look at the week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings, including Red Notice, Encanto, Dickinson and Gucci’s Hollywood Boulevard fashion show.
Dickinson season three premiere
On Monday night, the team behind Apple TV+’s Dickinson gathered at West Hollywood’s Pacific Design Center to celebrate the third and final act of Alena Smith’s fresh take on literary legend Emily Dickinson. Stars Hailee Steinfeld, Ella Hunt, Adrian Blake Enscoe, Anna Baryshnikov and Amanda Warren walked the carpet, along with Smith, who was later joined by this generation’s breakout poet, Amanda Gorman, at the afterparty.
Dexter: New Blood premiere
The murderous Showtime revival premiered at Lincoln Center in New York on Monday, with Michael C. Hall returning to the show alongside Jack Alcott, Julia Jones and Johnny Sequoyah.
Gucci “Love Parade” fashion show
On Tuesday, a star-studded crowd, including Diane Keaton, Billie Eilish, Miley Cyrus, Olivia Wilde and Lizzo, turned up for what was arguably the L.A. fashion event of the season. Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele showed the latest “Love Parade,” his spring-summer 2022 fashion collection, in a presentation where models emerged from the TCL Chinese Theatre and walked the sidewalks along Hollywood Boulevard, with Jared Leto, Jodie Turner-Smith, Macaulay Culkin, Jeremy Pope and Kodi Smit-McPhee among those also walking in the show.
Red Notice premiere
Netflix’s biggest ever movie premiered in a big way on Wednesday, taking over L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles and giving center stage to stars Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot. “This is the biggest event Netflix has ever had — ever!” Johnson declared for an evening that included Q&As and a DJ set in front of crowds of fans. “I was telling Ted Sarandos earlier that I really feel it’s reflective of the ambition that the company has, not only to make great movies but also to deliver for people,” the star and producer told THR. “And the surprises are in there for the audience, too. People are going to have to watch.”
Encanto, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ first-ever full-length animated film sent in Latin America, premiered at the El Capitan Theatre on Wednesday with the help of stars Stephanie Beatriz, Wilmer Valderrama, John Leguizamo, Diane Guerrero and songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda. “I never in a million years could have imagined this moment at all,” Beatriz told THR of working on the film, which follows a Colombian family. “For many of us in the United States, and all over the world, you watch media, you watch TV, you watch films, and you go, ‘Wow, I love that story. I connect so much with that hero. Too bad there’s nobody that looks like me as the hero.’ And that is changing.”
Chanel N°5 In the Stars
Chanel gave a chic makeover to Channel Gardens at Rockefeller Center by transforming the iconic ice rink into a winter Chanel N°5 wonderland to celebrate the fragrance’s 100th anniversary. On hand to toast N°5 — known as the bestselling fragrance in modern perfumery — were Lily Allen, Phoebe Tonkin, Dylan Penn, Tommy Dorfman, Ajani Russell, Anna Baryshnikov, Brittany O’Grady, Chase Sui Wonders, Chloe Wise, Dominique Fishback, Jemima Kirke, Ella Hunt, Kiera Allen, Lauren Ridloff, Odessa Young, Sadie Sink, Taylour Paige, Derek Blasberg, Gucci Westman, Jessica Seinfeld, Harley Viera-Newton, Lauren Santo Domingo, Jenni Kayne, and many more. The evening included presentations on the ice from the Brass Queens Band and professional skater Elladj Baldé. The night closed with a performance from Mary J. Blige. The N°5 in the Stars experience is open to the public through Nov. 12.
Raging Bull anniversary screening
Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Irwin Winkler and Thelma Schoonmaker appeared at a special screening and Q&A event on Monday night for their MGM film Raging Bull at the Academy Museum’s David Geffen Theater.
WSJ Magazine’s Innovator Awards
Ryan Reynolds, Kim Kardashian and Lil Nas X were among those recognized at the 11th annual Innovator Awards on Monday in NYC. Honorees also included novelist Colson Whitehead, fashion designer Kim Jones, Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton and artist Maya Lin, with Sherrie Westin accepting the Public Service award on behalf of Sesame Street.
On Tuesday, Tom Hanks unveiled his new Apple film Finch at the Pacific Design Center, alongside his robot costar. The film follows Hanks’ character as one of the few remaining survivors after a cataclysmic solar event, which has left him living underground for a decade with his dog. He then builds a robot to take the place of his beloved pet when he’s no longer around.
Fairfax talent celebrates Latrine store pop-up
Cast, creators and VIP guests of the new Amazon original series Fairfax descended upon the stylish L.A. neighborhood Tuesday night to peruse the goods inside a pop-up store called Latrine, inspired by the streetwear brand of the same name created in the series. Guests could “shop” Latrine merch, including a Jeff Staple x Latrine hoodie, a Dr. Phil t-shirt, Latrine beanies, yo-yos, fanny packs and even a turkey baster, among other novelties. DJ Hunny Bee spun tunes for revelers including Zoey Deutch, Camila Mendes, Jaboukie Young-White, Yvette Nicole Brown, Kiersey Clemons, Skyler Gisondo, Peter Kim, Jeff Bottoms and creators Matthew Hausfater and Aaron Buchsbaum.
25th Annual ACE Awards
The Accessories Council hosted the 25th annual ACE Awards, recognizing individuals and companies who have furthered the awareness and use of accessories, on Tuesday in NYC. Honorees included Christian Siriano, Iris Apfel and designer Wes Gordon, with Ciara, Whoopi Goldberg and Sabrina Carpenter among the presenters.
Italian TV Festival Awards
ITTV’s Tuesday night event, held at Eataly in Los Angeles, honored Tiziano Ferro and Joe Bastianich with guests including Condola Rashad, Diane Warren, composer Carlo Siliotto, CAA’s Ted Miller, David Romero and Mike Gordon.
A Man Named Scott special screening
Kid Cudi, AKA Scott Mescudi, unveiled his upcoming Amazon doc A Man Named Scott at Los Angeles’ Hammer Museum on Wednesday. The film, directed by Robert Alexander, explores Cudi’s journey over a decade of creative choices, struggles, and musical breakthroughs.
Phenomenal x Live Tinted Diwali Dinner
In honor of the five-day Festival of Lights and Diwali, India’s biggest holiday of the year, Meena Harris’ Phenomenal media company and beauty brand Live Tinted held an intimate dinner hosted by Mindy Kaling on Wednesday. Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Lilly Singh, Liza Koshy, Poorna Jagannathan, Punam Patel, Sujata Day, Radhika Jones and Netflix exec Bela Bajaria were among the attendees for the event held at Beverly Hills’ Bombay Palace. “This is the first year that there has been enough of us [South Asian women in the media and entertainment industry] that we could do something like this,” said Kaling. “For the longest time, I didn’t understand what my Hinduism meant to me and didn’t feel that I was rewarded for exploring it. Now I am prouder than ever for my roots and identity, and I am so excited at the idea that there is going to be a whole generation of people growing up where seeing women like us in the media will be the norm.”
UTA Hosts Reception For British Vogue Editor-In-Chief Edward Enninful
The stars descended upon UTA Artist Space on Wednesday night when the agency teamed with British Vogue to host a cocktail reception in honor of editor-in-chief Edward Enninful. Shaking hands, sipping drinks and perusing exhibitions by Conrad Egyir and Maya Seas were Cardi B, Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, Gabrielle Union, Serena Williams, Jesse Williams, Robert Pattinson, Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault, Cindy Crawford, Jodie Turner-Smith, Amber Valletta, Jurnee Smollett, Ava DuVernay, Tracee Ellis Ross, Madelyn Cline, Andra Day, Thandiwe Newton, Joel Edgerton, Kerby Jean-Raymond, Kaia Gerber, Storm Reid, Lee Jung-jae, uber manager Benny Medina, Maverick Carter, RuPaul’s Drag Race stars Violet Chachki and Gottmik and UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer. The event was co-hosted by UTA’s Arthur Lewis, partner and creative director of UTA Fine Arts/UTA Artist Space and Darnell Strom, partner and head of culture and leadership.
Gentefied: A Taste of the BLVD
Netflix dramedy Gentefied celebrated its upcoming second season on Wednesday at BLVD MRKT, an artisanal food hall in Downtown Montebello serving everything from pupusas to jambalaya and chicharron-topped tacos. EP and director America Ferrera was joined by several of the show’s cast members, writers and producers, along with friends Eva Longoria, Gloria Calderon-Kellett and Chris Gorham.
amfAR Gala Los Angeles
amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, honored Moschino’s Jeremy Scott and TikTok at its amfAR Gala Los Angeles on Thursday at the Pacific Design Center. More than $1.7 million was raised for amfAR’s HIV/AIDS research programs at the event but another headline is that Madonna made an appearance at the podium in a surprise showing.
The Material Girl turned up to honor her good friend, Scott, while also sharing her personal history with the organization and activism in the search for a cure. Scott, also feted by Anitta, delivered an emotional acceptance speech that touched on his Midwest roots. He also honored Madonna’s advocacy as a guiding light in his own activist journey. The event also featured a live auction conducted by Simon de Pury and a special tribute to former amfAR Trustee and longstanding supporter, the late Arlen Andelson, by amfAR CEO Kevin Robert Frost and amfAR board co-chair T. Ryan Greenawalt. Amy Andelson, a new amfAR Board member, accepted on behalf of her father. Cadillac and FIJI Water with additional support from Diageo, Piper Heidsieck and Boroli. Helping to close the night with high-octane performances were OneRepublic and Bebe Rexha.
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