Chanel’s pre-Oscars dinner with Charles Finch, historically one of many weekend’s marquee occasions, wasn’t utterly referred to as off this 12 months. As an alternative, the hosts boxed up parts from their swanky annual occasion in order that friends may toast the conclusion of awards season from residence.
Present packing containers, hand-delivered by white-gloved couriers to friends in L.A. and New York on Saturday, allowed friends to recreate highlights from the dinner. Bins included a “make your individual sundae” suite with three flavors of ice cream (vanilla, chocolate and strawberry) and an assortment of candy toppings. There have been additionally components to concoct the occasion’s signature Swimming Finch vodka martini, a mini movie projector and a curated checklist of fifty films. (The oldest entry on the checklist was Charlie Chaplin’s 1931 silent movie “Metropolis Lights”; most up-to-date was Nadine Labaki’s 2018 “Capernaum,” which received the Cannes Jury Prize.) The supply included one other cinematic ingredient: a video display performed a brief welcome message alongside photographs from previous years, paying homage to Chanel’s deep ties to the movie trade.
These partaking within the at-home festivities included 2021 nominees Andra Day, Carey Mulligan, Chloe Zhao, Glenn Shut and Leslie Odom Jr., in addition to Kristen Stewart, Margot Robbie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Lupita Nyong’o, Greta Gerwig and Clint Eastwood. In lieu of the annual dinner, Chanel additionally made a donation to The Actors Fund to help their efforts for emergency COVID-19 aid for these within the leisure trade.
“I simply wrapped a film at 6am final night time, so waking as much as a wonderful field of DIY ice cream and cocktails was a really great technique to have fun the top of the shoot,” stated Chanel ambassador Phoebe Tonkin, a frequent dinner attendee. “It’s all the time such a wonderful homage to the glamorous golden period of Hollywood, and I like operating into mates who I haven’t seen shortly, and celebrating with those that are nominated,” she added. “There’s a extremely lovely power the night time earlier than the Oscars, plenty of pleasure and celebration. Everybody all the time seems so elegant and dressed up. I all the time love the fittings for the Charles Finch Oscar Dinner too, you’ve gotten by no means seen so many lovely Chanel robes in a single place!”
The actress plans to tune into Sunday’s ceremony from her sofa, the place she’ll be cheering on her mates who’re up for awards. And though she’ll be watching from residence this 12 months, Tonkin will nonetheless partake within the glamour of Hollywood’s most prestigious night time.
“I plan on dressing up, staying cozy and having the world’s most glamorous ice cream sundae in my Chanel costume on the sofa,” she stated. “It’s good to nonetheless costume up and really feel stylish from the consolation of my front room.”
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