Jessica Chastain, Ariana DeBose, and More Made Dazzling Appearances at MoMA & Chanel’s Film Benefit

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Inside Chanel & MoMA's 15th Annual Film Benefit BFA

A number of famous faces gathered yesterday evening to celebrate one of the most formative film figures of our time: Mexican director Guillermo del Toro.

For MoMA’S 15th Annual Film Benefit presented by Chanel, top Hollywood names including Oscar winners Jessica Chastain and Ariana DeBose, fashion-favorite actress Chloë Sevigny and playwright Jeremy O. Harris, as well as Oscar Isaac, Jemima Kirke, and artist Anna Weyant were in attendance. Legends including Cate Blanchett, Alejandro Iñárritu, Ewan McGregor, and Tilda Swinton also appeared—albeit virtually—with prerecorded celebratory messages for del Toro, reminiscing on their time as collaborators and admirers of his work.

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Chloë SevignyMatteo Prandoni/
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Ariana DeBoseBFA

The night served as a fashion fever dream as well, with attendees showing off their takes on the French fashion house's classic tweed and signature silhouettes as they previewed "Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio," an exhibition that gives a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process behind the director's film, in theaters today.

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Jeremy O. HarrisBFA
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Anna WeyantBFA

Though the evening focused on del Toro's films and their signature magic, there was also a moment to celebrate music. Oscar- and Grammy-winning R&B artist H.E.R. performed a riveting set while clad in a shimmery, rock star-approved Chanel tweed jumpsuit, leather boots, and her signature oversized sunglasses.

H.E.R. performing at the 15th Annual Film Benefit. BFA
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Guillermo del Toro and Jessica Chastain BFA

A fixture in the film industry, del Toro is known for his bold and robust vision in formative films such as Pan's Labyrinth, Nightmare Alley, and, of course, 2018's Best Picture winner, The Shape of Water. This year, the auteur has entered the cultural conversation again with his adaption of the classic fable Pinocchio and his forward-thinking take on the traditional children's tale.

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