With support from longtime partner Bottega Veneta, Hammer Museum’s annual Gala in the Garden welcomed a star-studded guest list to celebrate this year’s honorees Hilton Als and Ava DuVernay. In her speech, DuVernay wasn’t shy about calling out the elephant in the Hollywood-heavy room. Though instead of dwelling on Harvey Weinstein, she gave a nod to the “good guys” out there. “I won’t focus on men … who develop and dwell in the dark, dangerous places that make the world unsafe for so many women,” she said. “I will focus on the men I’ve encountered who chose not to use their privilege to diminish but rather to uplift.”
Guests including Tomas Maier, Hailey Baldwin, Zachary Quinto, Rashida Jones, Sarah Jessica Parker, Diane Keaton, and J.J. Abrams spent the rest of the evening being treated to a performance by Haim, viewing the current exhibition, “Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985,” and enjoying dinner by James Beard Award–winning chef Suzanne Goin of Lucques.