The dazzling opening of the Museum of the Academy of Cinematography continued in Los Angeles on Wednesday night with a premiere party attended by a star-studded guest list.
Stars Rebel Wilson and White Lotus actress Sydney Sweeney headline glamorous red carpet arrivals.
Rebel, 41, continued to show off her incredible weight loss while wowing in a sleek, sequin-embellished black blazer dress.
The 24-year-old Euphoria Sydney star almost matched Rebel in another thigh-brushing ensemble as she impressed in a sleek black patterned long-sleeved outfit.
Glam: Rebel Wilson and Sydney Sweeney lead the red carpet glamor in thigh rub ensembles at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures premiere party in Los Angeles.
Originally scheduled to open in 2017, the $ 484 million museum was made possible by many high-profile Hollywood donors who helped fund the first space dedicated to all things film.
Screen legend Tom Hanks recently said that “it doesn’t matter for Los Angeles to have this movie museum,” and Hanks added that he has been in talks for more than 20 years.
High-profile donors to the museum include Barbra Streisand, Steven Spielberg, and the Dolby family.
Blonde bombshell: Australian actress looked stunning in a set of black sequins showing off her cleavage
Glitzy: Rebel wore every inch like the Hollywood movie star for the swanky event in Los Angeles on Wednesday night
The space itself was designed by Renzo Piano and features four full floors of gallery space and two theaters inside.
Among the legendary film’s touchstones on display are Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane sled Rosebud, Star Wars droids C-3P0 and R2-D2, the backdrop of Alfred Hitchcock’s North By Northwest Mount Rushmore. , a full-size shark model from Jaws and Dorothy’s red slippers from The Wizard of Oz.
Bill Kramer, director and president of the Academy Museum, said in a statement to the AP that the museum was’ committed to celebrating and defending the work of film artists, academics and the professions through our exhibitions, screenings, programs, collections and now through our annual gala.
That’s HER! The singer also opted for a white outfit for the evening.
Shining star: ELLA, whose real name is Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson, brought elegance to the red carpet
Hosts with more: (LR) Robert Pattinson, singer HER, Vanity Fair West Coast editor Britt Hennemuth joins HER and Bill Kramer were all hosting the star-studded event
Hostess Duties: SHE and Twilight star Robert Pattinson looked stylish and elegant together on the red carpet.
The co-chairs of the gala include Ava DuVernay, Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum.
The museum was originally scheduled to open in 2017, but faced numerous construction delays.
In November 2020, the museum announced that it had reached its pre-opening fundraising goal of $ 388 million, and it is officially scheduled to open to the public on September 30.
Making a grand entrance: RHOBH star Garcelle Beauvais looked simply stunning in an all-white ensemble
Angel: Adriana Lima, the Brazilian model and actress, better known as a Victoria’s Secret Angel from 1999 to 2018, looked stunning in an orange leather coat.
Happy couple: Jonathan Scott and Zooey Deschanel looked red carpet ready when they arrived at the event
Stunning: Zooey wowed in a pink and black floral dress with a Chanel bag for the event.
Other notable attendees for the premiere party Wednesday night included RHOBH star Garcelle Beauvais and recording artist HER, who wowed in all-white ensembles.
ELLA, whose real name is Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson, brought elegance to the red carpet and performed a series of poses on her way inside.
The singer was in attendance to co-host the event with Twilight actor Robert Pattinson, who was looking stylish on the red carpet.
Dressed nude: Scottish-American singer Bishop Briggs, 29, captivated in a sparkly see-through outfit
Both Pattinson and HER are helping the museum open its doors to the public, along with Bill Kramer and Vanity Fair West Coast editor Britt Hennemuth.
Jonathan Scott and Zooey Deschanel looked red carpet ready when they arrived at the event posing together.
Other notable attendees included Jacqueline Bisset, Bishop Briggs, Nadia Lee Cohen, and Josh Landau.
Adriana Lima, the Brazilian model and actress, best known as a Victoria’s Secret Angel from 1999 to 2018, looked stunning in an orange leather coat and bandage dress.
Scottish-American singer Bishop Briggs, 29, also turned heads in a sparkly see-through dress.
Star-studded: 77-year-old British actress Jacqueline Bisset showed off her glamor effortlessly on the red carpet
Interesting looks: Carly Steel and Nadia Lee Cohen opted for a sparkly ensemble