Gaga leaves them Speechless in LA
Mimi ON Nov 17, 2009 AT 12:14 pm
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles pulled out all the stops for its 30th anniversary bash Saturday night.
The buzz of the evening was Lady Gaga’s performance of her new ballad, “Speechless.” She played a pink piano designed by Damien Hirst and wore a towering hat created by Frank Gehry, a mask by Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin, and a frothy costume by Prada. She was accompanied by a performance from the Bolshoi Ballet. The piece was appropriately titled, “Ballets Russes Italian Style (The Shortest Musical You Will Never See Again),” and, together, the elements left guests overwhelmed.
This was a serious clipboard of a guest list including Kate Bosworth, Eva Mendes and Carey Mulligan; leading men Pierce Brosnan, Kyle MacLachlan and James Franco; fashion insiders Hedi Slimane, Carine Roitfeld, Juicy Couture’s Gela Nash-Taylor and Pamela Skaist-Levy, and Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy; movie producers Brian Grazer, Joel Silver and Ridley Scott; musicians K.D. Lang and Gavin Rossdale; scribes Gore Vidal and Diablo Cody. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie even dropped by to tour the museum’s new exhibition before dashing off to a friend’s wedding. Phew…
Still, it was the Lady herself who drew Jessica Alba, Gwen Stefani and Jenni Kayne. “My daughter is really jealous,” said Kate Beckinsale, who left her 10-year-old Lily home for date night with husband Len Wiseman.
Lady Gaga, for her part, said she was honored that Vezzoli chose to use “Speechless,” a love song written for her father. “I think it might change my career,” she said. “It couldn’t have worked with anyone else,” said Vezzoli of his muse. “I wanted to have the Nijinsky of our day — the most courageous, the most daring.”
After helping MOCA raise nearly $4 million — including the $450,000 sale of the Hirst-designed piano to gallerist Larry Gagosian — Zoe Saldana, Pharrell Williams and Margherita Missoni trekked across town to join Tom Ford and Nicky Hilton for the after party hosted by Prism Gallery, Dasha Zhukova and Pop magazine.
We think this tops the Sol Kerzner’s Morocco hotel launch party big time, or maybe we’re just a teensy bit jealous we were just watching X-Factor at home!
Gaga wasn’t the only one causing a stir, all your favourite stars looked tip top. Click here for more looks.