Charlize Theron and Dior’s Maria Grzia Chiurri
The Met Ball makes the biggest noise, but the annual Guggenheim International Gala comes complete with a whole other level of gravitas. Indeed, this year’s honorees were architect Frank Gehry, philanthropist Peter Lawson-Johnston, plus Works & Process founder and producer, respectively, Mary Sharp Cronson and Caroline Cronson, with Dior as the event’s generous patron.
Guests were also, by virtue of simply showing up, immersed in one of the museum’s most fascinating exhibits in recent memory, Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection, for which artists Cai Guo-Qiang, Paul Chan, Jenny Holzer, Julie Mehretu, Richard Prince and Carrie Mae Weems collaborated to present their own view of the exalted permanent collection. There was also a riveting performance by cellist Kelsey Lu.
But the stars and the clothes do have their own special way of generating column inches. And the famous and fabulous were out in force for the high-profile benefit, Charlize Theron, Karlie Kloss, Maya Hawke, all decked out in their finest Dior, naturally. Here’s what they looked like.