This event makes Coachella look cheap.
Leonardo DiCaprio is throwing a party at LACMA, and you're not invited -- unless you can cough up at least $5,000 for a ticket.
That's a pricey fee to see witchy crooner Florence + The Machine rock out at the museum's hallowed halls (especially considering the band will be at the Hollywood Bowl earlier that month for much, much less). But all the money that LACMA's second annual Art + Film gala will raise helps to bridge the gap between LACMA and Hollywood, an effort that has brought Angelenos unforgettable exhibits like "Tim Burton."
LACMA trustee and art collector Eva Chow is co-chairing the Oct. 27 event, which will honor artist Ed Ruscha and iconic filmmaker Stanley Kubrick for their work and call attention to their upcoming exhibits at the museum: "Ed Ruscha: Standard" (Sept. 22, 2012 - Jan. 21, 2013) and "Stanley Kubrick" (Nov. 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013). Uber-director Steven Spielberg will also be there to honor Kubrick's work with his own personal tribute.
And now the details, for the one percent of our readers who are considering attending this high-art shindig:
WHO: Florence + the Machine will perform for LA's well-heeled art patrons. Actor Leonardo di Caprio and LACMA trustee Eva Chow are co-charing the event.
WHAT: LACMA's Art + Film Gala
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 27 2012
WHY: To honor artist Ed Ruscha and filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, as well as raise money to expand the role of film at LACMA.
HOW: Individual tickets start at $5,000, and a table of tickets starts at $50,000. To reserve a spot, contact Nicole Green at (323) 857-6160 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The event is sponsored by Gucci, so Welch will probably be flailing her arms around in something bewitching from their latest collection. Check out her recent performance fashion in the video and photos below -- which looks suit the crooner best?
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