Los Angeles – The Art of Elysium brought out some of Hollywood’s elite the night before the Golden Globes to host their ninth annual Heaven Gala in Los Angeles. The event was overseen by British fashion designer and activist Dame Vivienne Westwood and design partner, creative director and husband Andreas Kronthaler as creative visionaries. Finola Hughes and Russell Young were honored with the organization’s highest honor, the Spirit of Elysium award. Some of the sponsors for the evening included Tweezerman, Moët & Chandon, The LINE Hotel, GlamApp, Perrier and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.
During the reception, Christina Hendricks and Kelly Osborne, both clad in Vivienne Westwood, stood with the designer and creative visionary enjoying the Wild Daughter performance before dinner. Arriving as dinner service was about to begin, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard made a grand entrance, making their rounds, saying hello and catching up with guests before taking their seats at the table next to Dame Vivienne Westwood’s. It wasn’t only date night for those two, as newlyweds Jamie Chung and Bryan Greenberg along with Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder and Bella Thorne and Greg Sulkin were all seen arm in arm. Kat Graham had a touching moment as she spotted Nikki Reed, and then reunited with Reed’s hubby and her Vampire Diaries co-star Ian Somerhalder. Christina Milian was seen having a fan moment as she spotted Johnny Depp and asked for a selfie. Dame Vivienne Westwood also brought out Young Hollywood fans Zendaya, Bella Thorne and Greg Sulkin. After dinner was served, “The Hangover” star Justin Bartha had Kelly Osborne, who was seen using a cane for support from a leg injury, join him on stage to help bring in donations from the generous crowd. Towards the end of the night, a moving video was shown featuring James Franco, who proceeded to hop on stage once the video finished to talk about his long time involvement with The Art of Elysium.
The Heaven experience was divided into two parts, with the first being an industrialized modern world art installation by New York-based art director Andrew Ondrejcak which included a live performance by the racy London-based punk band, Wild Daughter. The second portion of the evening transformed into a post-apocalyptic rainforest with Detroit-based soprano Shara Worden providing musical entertainment alongside ballet dancers dressed in Westwood couture.
Guests in attendance included Vivienne Westwood, Andreas Kronthaler, Finola Hughes, Russell Young, Amber Heard, Ali Larter, Amy Smart, Amber Valletta, Angela Lindvall, Arielle Kebbel, Ashley Hinshaw, Ashley Madekwe, Ashley Tisdale, Beau Dunn, Bella Thorne, Bellamy Young, Brianna Brown, Bryan Greenberg, Cara Santana, Carter Oosterhouse, Charlie XCX, Christina Hendricks, Christina Milian, Christopher French, Danielle Panabaker, Dave Annable, David Arquette, Devon Windsor, Dree Hemingway, Ed Westwick, Finola Hughes, Hayes MacArthur, Ian Somerhalder, Iddo Goldberg, Jaime King, Jack Cutmore-Scott, James Franco, Jamie Chung, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Jennifer Morrison, Jennifer Tilly, Jesse Metcalfe, Jillian Jacobs, Johnny Depp, Justin Bartha, Juliette Lewis, Kaley Cuoco, Kat Graham, Katarina Mihaylovich, Kelly Osbourne, Kelly Rowland, Kyle Newman, Lauralee Bell, Liberty Phoenix, Louise Roe, Malin Akerman, Mason McCulley, Michael Masini, Michelle Salas, Michelle Trachtenberg, Minka Kelly, Nikki Reed, NJ Goldston, Nina Lljeti, Odette Annable, Pablo Schrieber, Paz de la Huerta, Paz Vega, Paul Wesley, Rain Phoenix, Richie Keen, Rumer Willis, Sasha Alexander, Scott Haze, Scout Willis, Shanola Hampton, Shepard Fairey, Summer Altice, Summer Phoenix, Teddy Charles, Topher Grace, Wild Daughter, Zelda Williams, Zendaya, and ZZ Ward.