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July 22 2014

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Yea, Nay, Or Eh? Chloë And Liz, Les Girls

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The crowds turned out in droves for Saturday night’s MOCA gala and fundraiser, and even if it wasn’t quite “the center of the world for contemporary art,” as the museum’s NYC-transplant director, Jeffrey Deitch, claimed in his remarks, it certainly was the center of a starry bit of the solar system. Kirsten Dunst, Kate Bosworth, Gwen Stefani, and Mila Kunis all made appearances, but the best-dressed duo of the night may have been Liz Goldwyn and Chloë Sevigny, the latter in a Chanel suspenders-and-pants outfit. “We’re doing, like, a Hollywood 1930′s tribute to Les Girls, when lesbianism in Hollywood was really done right,” Goldwyn said by way of explanation. (“Les Girls,” for the uninitiated, was a catchall term for the often burlesque, girlie revues that emerged in Paris in the late nineteenth century and continued through the seventies; Goldwyn is a historian of the burlesque.) In matching, graphic black and white, Goldwyn plays the flirty femme to Sevigny’s boyish beau. What do you think: Is this gala style—let alone lesbianism—done right?

Plus, for more from the MOCA benefit, click here for our complete slideshow.

Photo: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

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