I fell in love with Andra Day‘s calm and enchanting voice some time ago and I dug deep into her red carpet styling because it was the thing that struck me the most.
One of the gems that came out of it was her outfit for the 2018 LACMA Art + Film Gala at LACMA on November 03, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
The “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” actress donned a green Zac Posen V-neck stretch satin Trumpet off the shoulder, floor-sweeping gown accessorized with a Heliopolis crystal embellished Rose clutch.
It was a sweet journey trying to find her jewelry, but well worth it. Day indeed paired her look with vintage Christian Lacroix multicolored Heart and Sun dangling earrings, Loriblu shiny purple sandals and a vintage Givenchy gold cable clamper bracelet among others.
The Zac Posen number Andra was wearing was probably slightly altered for a better fit, but the model is practically the same.
Day did her makeup herself and her braids were courtesy of Shellanee Marie who carefully put little rainbow and kiss pins through the singer’s hair–something I’ve never seen on a red carpet before.
The United States vs. Billie Holiday is a 2021 American biographical film about singer Billie Holiday, based on the book Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs by Johann Hari.
The film stars Andra Day in the titular role, an American jazz and swing music singer.
☞ On May 16, 1947, Holiday was arrested for possession of narcotics in her New York apartment. On May 27 she was in court. The case was called ‘The United States of America versus Billie Holiday‘.
She died at age 44, on July 17, 1959 of pulmonary edema and heart failure caused by cirrhosis of the liver.
Notables from the art, film, fashion, and entertainment industries gather at LACMA for this Gala which honors influential artists.
Proceeds go toward underwriting LACMA’s initiative to make film more central to the museum’s curatorial programming, while also funding LACMA’s broader mission. This includes exhibitions, acquisitions, and educational programming that explore the intersection of art and film.
LACMA Productions is an award-winning extension of the museum’s film initiative. Over the last years, along with the establishment of the Art+Film initiative, LACMA has dedicated resources to producing a series of short documentary films on artists. Commissioned from emerging and mid-career filmmakers, the museum’s short documentaries have earned official selections at leading international film festivals.