From supermodel Kate Moss to actresses Salma Hayek and Diane Kruger, some of the biggest names in the fashion and film industry were present at the private dinner event held by luxury brand Prada during the launch of its 24 Hours Museum in Paris.
The museum has been designed by Milan-based artist Francesco Vezzoli in collaboration with AMO, the kaleidoscopic off-shoot of the OMA/Rem Koolhaas architecture studio and was officially launched Tuesday.
The inauguration event was held at the historical Parisian Palais d'Iéna, designed by Auguste Perret between 1936 and 1946, currently the house of the French Conseil Économique, Social et Environnemental.
Included in the list of guests for the event were actress Diane Kruger, American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, actress Salma Hayek, French actress Audrey Tautou, actress Catherine Deneuve and director Roman Polanski to name a few.
AMO's installation for the 24 h Museum is reportedly divided in three sections, each inspired by a particular type of museum space - historic, contemporary and forgotten.
In all these sections, Vezzoli has created a non-existent museum where he shows his personal tribute to the eternal allure of femininity through interpretations of classical sculptures that make reference to contemporary divas.
At the top of the stairway, epicentre of the building, Vezzoli is placing a majestic sculpture of a female, reinterpreted with the features of a mysterious goddess. Vezzoli's vision is of a museum that exists for just 24 hours and which is also a celebration of a collective rite that mixes visitors, red-carpet, Oedipus's complex and night visions.
With the new 24 h Museum, Francesco Vezzoli is seeking to continue his exploration of reciprocal influences and boundary-breaking in the visual arts, cinema and theatre.
Take a look at the inauguration event visuals at the Parisian Palais d'Iéna below: