Hollywood is in full swing for its biggest shinning week. From the 88th Academy Awards to the Spirit Awards, there is an electric excitement in the air that is creating a glorious, golden energy for all in the industry. One of the biggest highlights of the week adding to the delightful dynamic is Vanity Fair Social Club.
The exclusive lounge celebrated its third anniversary and this year held court at PLATFORM, a new creative space in Culver City. The phenomenal lounge featured fantastic programming honoring nominees, as well as social media leader and trendsetters.
From the Oscar predictions panel to one-on-one conversations with today’s industry leaders and the meaningful impact of the event was powerful. #VFSC provides an inspiring and engaging venue for bloggers and online journalists to write, work, and play while in Los Angeles for the week of the Academy Awards®.
Highlights from the week long event included the Oscar Predictions Panel with host, Vanity Fair editor Katey Rich and panelists Dave Karger (Fandango), Franklin Leonard (The Blacklist), Bladimiar Norman (Skydance Media), Krista Smith (Vanity Fair west coast editor); “Tangerine” Screening and Q&A with the film’s director, Sean S. Baker, and star, Mya Taylor, moderated by Vanity Fair west coast editor, Krista Smith; Conversation with Oscar-nominated costume designer, Sandy Powell (“Cinderella,” “Carol,” with “Carol” coming out on DVD and Blue-ray on March 15 for The Weinstein Company) and Vanity Fair editor Julie Miller; Conversation with Oscar-nominated makeup artist, Lesley Vanderwalt (“Mad Max”) and Vanity Fair beauty director SunHee Grinnell Presented by Stella Artois; Equal Means Equal Conversation with founder and Oscar-winning actress Patricia Arquette and Vanity Fair contributor Nell Scovell; and “Straight Outta Compton” Panel with Oscar-nominated screenwriters Andrea Berloff and Jonathan Herman, moderated by Vanity Fair west coast editor, Krista Smith.
“When it comes to thinking about what the character wears first thing you do is read the script to get your own idea,” said double Oscar nominee Sandy Powell during her lovely lecture on her award-winning process for designing costumes. “Next you most importantly have a conversation with the director, and the director has their own idea about the character. And, then if you are lucky enough to meet the actor before you start filming you listen to what their idea of what the character should wear. I take all that information and then I then go away and work.”
Sponsors for #VFSC include Stella Artois who will be pouring during happy hours, L’Oréal Paris who will be providing dry hair styling and makeup touchups throughout the week, YSL Beauté who will be providing makeup appointments, Viktor&Rolf who will have a photo booth on site and Chrysler brand, which will have the new 2016 Chrysler 300S on display for guests to experience.