George Lucas, Mark Bradford honored at LACMA Art+Film Gala (18 images)

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art's seventh annual Art+Film Gala on November 4, 2017, honored acclaimed filmmaker George Lucas and artist Mark Bradford.

“I’m a firm believer that art tells stories, and the best story medium is film...more and more art museums are moving into film, because it’s the same thing," Lucas said at the event. "Film is not like theater, not like a novel, not like any of those things. It’s like a painting. It’s a visual art."

Proceeds from the event support LACMA's initiative to make film more central to the museum's programming. Photos by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Updated: Nov. 5, 2017 at 1:39 PM
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Director George Lucas and his wife, Mellody Hobson, were among the guests of honor for the event. Lucas is best known for creating the Star Wars and Indiana Jones film franchises.
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Kim Kardashian West went shirtless in her Gucci tuxedo. Gucci presented the Gala, and many of the celebrities in attendance wore looks by the design brand.
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This wasn't the first time actresses Melanie Griffith and Dakota Johnson walked the red carpet together. Johnson took her mother as her date to the 2015 Academy Awards.
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Actress Annabelle Wallis most recently appeared in The Mummy with Tom Cruise.
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Actress Kerry Washington also wore a Gucci dress, her's in green and black lace. In September, Forbes named the Scandal actress the seventh-highest paid television actress.
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Actress Salma Hayek sparkled in a blue-sequined Gucci gown alongside her husband, French businessman Francois-Henri Pinault.
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Actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley welcomed her first child in June with actor Jason Statham.
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