Rebel Wilson Dons Royal Blue Dress for Women’s Cancer Research Fund Gala

Rebel Wilson Dons Royal Blue Dress for Women’s Cancer Research Fund Gala

Rebel Wilson attended the Women’s Cancer Research Fund’s Unforgettable Evening Benefit Gala on Thursday in Los Angeles wearing an ocean-inspired gown.

In honor of this year’s gala, the actress wore a royal blue cap sleeve formfitting evening dress. She accessorized the dress with a classic black clutch bag.

Rebel Wilson attends The Women’s Cancer Research Fund’s An Unforgettable Evening Benefit Gala on March 16 in Los Angeles.

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Wilson was accompanied to the event by her fiancé, Ramona Agruma, who wore a black cocktail dress with a feather-trim neckline and sleeves. Agruma coordinated the look with black peep-toe ankle strap heels. She accessorized with a pink geometric-style top handle purse.

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Ramona Agruma and Rebel Wilson attend The Women’s Cancer Research Fund’s An Unforgettable Evening Benefit Gala on March 16 in Los Angeles.

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Wilson revealed her relationship with Agruma on Instagram in June. In February, she announced she was engaged. Agruma is the founder and designer of Lemon Ve Limon, a sustainable Los Angeles-based clothing brand. The company was founded in 2021.

In November 2022, Wilson and Agruma launched a clothing brand together called R&R Club. The loungewear brand’s first capsule collection featured a white hoodie and sweatpants with the R&R Club logo.

Wilson and Agruma attended the Vanity Fair Oscars after party together last Sunday. For the occasion, Wilson took a sustainable approach to dressing by recycling a previously worn Oscars gown from the 2020 ceremony. The off-the-shoulder sparkling gold evening dress was designed by Jason Wu.

Wilson regularly works with celebrity stylist Elizabeth Stewart to create her event looks, including the re-worn Jason Wu gown. Stewart also works with Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth Olsen and Jessica Chastain.

The Women’s Cancer Research Fund hosted its Unforgettable Evening Benefit Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel. Proceeds from the event go toward supporting funding for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which is a program dedicated to ending breast cancer by advancing research across the globe. During the gala, Sharon Stone received the Courage Award for her support of breast cancer research and dedication to raising awareness for the course.

Sharon Stone Sparkles in Draped Green Dress During Speech at Women’s Cancer Research Fund Gala for Courage Award

Sharon Stone Sparkles in Draped Green Dress During Speech at Women’s Cancer Research Fund Gala for Courage Award

Sharon Stone attended the Women’s Cancer Research Fund’s Unforgettable Evening Benefit Gala on Thursday in Los Angeles, wearing an embellished green dress by Yousef Akbar.

The look had half-satin and half-sparkling fabric with built-in glove details and a cinched waist. The actress accessorized with a metallic gold clutch bag.

Sharon Stone attends The Women’s Cancer Research Fund’s an Unforgettable Evening Benefit Gala.

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To create her look for the evening, Stone worked with her go-to stylist Paris Libby, who has dressed Stone in brands such as Tony Ward, Act N1 and Gaurav Gupta.

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Libby was the stylist behind the Gaurav Gupta black and gold sequin strapless dress with a thigh-high slit the actress wore to pose like a goddess while Sam Smith debuted his new song “Gloria” in January on “Saturday Night Live.” Stone struck a dramatic look, appearing as a sort of muse for the performance.

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During the gala, Stone received the Courage Award for her support of breast cancer research and dedication to raising awareness for the cause.

In a speech, the “Basic Instinct” star recalled her experience undergoing surgeries to remove tumors. “Those mammograms are not fun,” she said. “And for someone like me who was told that I had breast cancer because I had a tumor that was larger than my breast and they were sure that I couldn’t possibly have a tumor without it being cancer, it wasn’t. But I went to the hospital, saying, ‘If you open me up and it’s cancer, please take both my breasts,’ because I am not a person defined by my breasts. You know, that might seem funny coming from me since you’ve all seen ‘em.”

Proceeds from the event go toward supporting funding for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which is a program dedicated to ending breast cancer by advancing research across the globe.

Rebel Wilson, Rachel Zoe, Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin, Julianne Hough, Kathy and Rick Hilton, Lori Loughlin and Olivia Jade Giannulli were among the guests, and Maroon 5 performed.

The veteran actress, who received an Oscar nomination in 1996 for “Casino,” recently revealed the difficulty she had in securing a dress for her first Oscars ceremony in 1992. On an episode of the “Table for Two” podcast that was released earlier this month, the actress discussed how no one would loan her a dress when she was set to present because her career-changing movie “Basic Instinct” only came out just shortly before the Oscars. The actress ended up wearing a Betsey Johnson jumpsuit.

What Is Lauren Conrad Doing Now? ‘The Hills’ and ‘Laguna Beach’ Alum Is Expanding Her Namesake Brand

What Is Lauren Conrad Doing Now? ‘The Hills’ and ‘Laguna Beach’ Alum Is Expanding Her Namesake Brand

For those craving nostalgic Aughts television, “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County” and “The Hills” are now available for streaming on Netflix. Fans of the reality star and fashion designer Lauren Conrad can now take a walk down memory lane via the TV shows that first put her in the public eye.

With renewed interest in the former MTV reality shows, Google Trends shows a recent surge in interest in Conrad’s brand LC Lauren Conrad. As a former intern at Teen Vogue and Kelly Cutrone’s PR firm People’s Revolution, Conrad leveraged her MTV fame into a namesake lifestyle brand.

It’s been more than 16 years since she appeared on “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County” and 13 years since she appeared on “The Hills.” Since then, Conrad has managed to establish herself as an entrepreneur.

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Here, details on what you need to know about LC Lauren Conrad.

When was LC Lauren Conrad founded?

LC Lauren Conrad debuted in 2009. The brand launched as a clothing collection in partnership with Kohl’s. The line was a nod to Conrad’s own personal style that has evolved over the years.

What is Lauren Conrad’s background?

Conrad became a cast member on season one of MTV’s “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County,” a reality television response to the hit Fox show “The OC.” The series followed a group of affluent teenagers growing up in Laguna Beach, California, and the drama surrounding their lives, from relationships to post-high school plans. The show lasted for three seasons from 2004 to 2006.

Conrad was a main cast member of the series. Her father revealed that she first expressed interest in fashion in sixth grade.

When Conrad graduated from high school, she spent one semester at Academy of Art University in San Francisco. After she left “Laguna Beach” in its second season, she transferred to the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles, although she didn’t complete her degree.

What is Lauren Conrad’s fashion experience?

When she moved to Los Angeles, MTV developed a spinoff to Laguna Beach titled “The Hills,” starring Conrad and focusing on her life and work in fashion.

Conrad interned at Teen Vogue and later entered the world of fashion public relations by interning at Kelly Cutrone’s PR firm, People’s Revolution.

When did Lauren Conrad begin her fashion brand?

Conrad’s first fashion line The Lauren Conrad Collection launched in March 2008, but she ended the line due to weak sales figures. After learning more about running a fashion brand, Conrad collaborated with Kohl’s to launch LC Lauren Conrad in 2009.

What products are available from the LC Lauren Conrad clothing line?

LC Lauren Conrad’s primary products include women’s apparel, shoes, handbags and accessories. The line also includes bedding, swimwear and children’s clothing.

What products are available from the Little Co. by Lauren Conrad Kids clothing line?

Conrad launched children’s apparel brand Little Co. by Lauren Conrad in May 2020. The line includes sizes from newborn to 5T, with Kohl’s as the exclusive retail partner. The spring 2023 collection debuts on Jan. 12.

What products are available from Lauren Conrad’s Loved line?

Last year, Conrad launched her new fragrance, Loved by Lauren Conrad. The collection also includes lotion and gift sets.

Janet Jackson, Letitia Wright, and Hero Fiennes Tiffin Under the Dome at Alexander McQueen

Janet Jackson, Letitia Wright, and Hero Fiennes Tiffin Under the Dome at Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen drew a handsome crowd for its spring 2023 show staged under a transparent dome, once again, in the courtyard of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London. The brand first introduced the clear dome concept last year at the Tobacco Dock in East London for its spring 2022 season.
Janet Jackson, who has had a fruitful Paris Fashion Week run, sat in between British Vogue’s Edward Enninful and Kering chairman Francois-Henri Pinault. She wore a sharp double-breasted tailored jacket with cutout details on the elbow from McQueen and carried the brand’s signature jeweled satchel bag to complete the look.

Yseult, British Vogue’s Edward Enninful, Janet Jackson, Kering chairman Francois-Henri Pinault, Letitia Wright, Hero Fiennes Tiffin and Sheila Atim at the Alexander McQueen spring show.

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Also in attendance was the “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” star Letitia Wright. With the highly anticipated Marvel blockbuster coming out in November, Wright said the movie contains “a lot of adventure, fun and love,” and she urged the fans to book their tickets now for optimal viewing experience. For the show, she styled her silver embellished dress with an oversize jacket and several sparkly rings and earrings.

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Wright sat next to Sheila Atim, who also appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Sara Wolfe in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.” Atim, who won her second Laurence Olivier Award for her performance in the play “Constellations,” looked poised in a pale lime green dress.

Speaking about her latest project “The Woman King,” Atim said she played one of the warriors and the spiritual adviser to the king of the West African kingdom of Dahomey.

“We did a lot of training, weight training and stunt training. We did all of our own stunts. It was a new thing for all of us, and we learned a lot of new skills,” Atim added.

Other notable show attendees included tennis legend Maria Sharapova, model Kristen McMenamy, photojournalist Don McCullin, TikTok sensations Charlotte and Abby Roberts, writer Antwaun Sargent, “Guardians of the Galaxy” actress Pom Klementieff, and actor Hero Fiennes Tiffin.

Hero Fiennes Tiffin attends the Alexander McQueen show.

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Klementieff, who dressed as a pin-up goddess for the occasion, said she has been busy filming the latest “Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning” part one and part two movies.

“I play a femme fatale while I kick some asses, but that’s all I can tell you. I can’t say much more,” the half-Korean French actress said, adding that she fell in love with McQueen after wearing a leather biker ensemble for one of her red carpet appearances during the Cannes Film Festival.

Ramla Ali, Pom Klementieff, Tiwa Savage and Kristen McMenamy at the Alexander McQueen show.

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Hero Fiennes Tiffin said he is excited about his zombies horror comedy “The Loneliest Boy in the World” hitting Apple TV and cinemas from next week.

The actor also said he is open to explore more stage work when the right project comes along.

Bella Thorne Mixes Metals With Her New Edgy Namesake Jewelry Line

Bella Thorne Mixes Metals With Her New Edgy Namesake Jewelry Line

Bella Thorne is expanding her presence in the fashion world with a new brand.

The actress is gearing up to debut her jewelry brand, called Thorne, on Saturday, which coincides with her 25th birthday. The brand is launching with its first collection, called Volume 1, which offers pieces that are meant to reflect a love story. 

“Jewelry is one of the most common family heirlooms and when a piece is handed down it always comes with a story,” Thorne said in a statement. “So my line is made up of small capsule collections, each with their own story.” 

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Styles from Bella Thorne’s jewelry line.

Thorne’s first collection offers 32 pieces across rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets. The collection offers mixed metals with materials like 14-karat gold-plated brass, natural pearls and crystals. The collection reflects Thorne’s own edgy style, offering pieces accented with daggers, barbed wire and evil eyes. 

This is Thorne’s latest entrepreneurial endeavor. Last year, the actress launched her own cannabis company, called Forbidden Flowers, and in 2018 made a play in the beauty industry with a makeup collection launch called Filthy Fangs. Earlier this year, she cofounded a content management company for influencers, called Content X.  

She’s previously served as the face of many fashion and beauty brands, working with hemp-based brand Drihp in 2020 as a brand ambassador. She’s also served as the face of Buxom Cosmetics, fronting an influencer campaign in 2017. 

Thorne’s jewelry line ranges in price from $30 to $380. Pieces are available on Thornedynasty.com.

The Standout Fashion Moments from the Toronto International Film Festival

The Standout Fashion Moments from the Toronto International Film Festival

The Toronto International Film Festival has delivered many major fashion moments over the last week.
The 47th edition of the annual film festival has brought together many of today’s biggest celebrities to debut the season’s most-anticipated films. One such film was the upcoming drama “My Policeman,” starring Harry Styles and Emma Corrin. Both stars, who are styled by Harry Lambert, had standout fashion moments on the red carpet with looks from Gucci and Miu Miu, respectively. 

Taylor Swift also made an impression at the Toronto Film Festival, attending a special screening of her short film “All Too Well,” wearing a custom, gold sequined gown made by Louis Vuitton.

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Here, WWD rounds up some of the standout fashion moments from the Toronto International Film Festival. Scroll on for more.

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Gabrielle Union attends the “The Inspection” premiere during the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival.

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Union helped kick off the Toronto International Film Festival on opening night for the premiere of her film “The Inspection,” wearing an eye-catching look from Vivienne Westwood. Union’s look was a black satin dress with a corset-like top and a thigh-high slit. She paired the look with an oversize necklace also from Vivienne Westwood and other jewelry from brands like Melinda Maria and Graziela Gems.

Harry Styles in Gucci

Harry Styles at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival.

Fresh off his appearance at the Venice Film Festival, Styles attended the Toronto International Film Festival to debut his newest film, “My Policeman.” Styles went with his go-to designer label, Gucci, for the red carpet, wearing an emerald green double-breasted suit jacket embellished with a matching satin oversize floral pin paired with lime green trousers and the Gucci Bamboo 1947 top-handle bag. 

Emma Corrin in Miu Miu 

Emma Corrin at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival.

Corrin joined Styles at the premiere of their film “My Policeman” in their own standout fashion look. Corrin walked the red carpet wearing a black Miu Miu high-cut bodysuit accented with a black train. They accessorized the look with jewelry from Cartier, wearing the Panthère de Cartier High Jewelry earrings featuring emeralds and a matching emerald ring. 

Taylor Swift in Louis Vuitton

Taylor Swift at the 2022 International Film Festival.

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Swift attended a special screening of her short film “All Too Well,” during the film festival wearing a custom gown by Louis Vuitton. The Grammy-winning musician’s gown featured gold sequined embroidery and a gold chain embellishment.  

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior 

Jennifer Lawrence attends the “Causeway” premiere during the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival.

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Lawrence attended the premiere of “Causeway” at the film festival wearing a dress from Dior’s fall 2022 couture collection. The Oscar-winning actress’ look was a black silk chiffon sheer dress worn over black high-waisted shorts.

Janelle Monáe in Iris van Herpen

Janelle Monáe attends Netflix “Glass Onion” world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Monáe joined the cast of “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” during the film festival wearing an avant garde dress from Iris van Herpen’s fall 2022 couture collection. Monáe’s gown featured a three-dimensional bodice and a cascading train. The musician paired the look with Pamela Love earrings. 

Claire Foy in Prada 

Claire Foy at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival.

Foy attended the premiere of her new film “Women Talking” in a custom look from Prada. Foy’s look was a black satin strapless dress embellished with applied stones. 

Jessie Buckley in Erdem

Jessie Buckley attends the “Women Talking” premiere during the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival.

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Buckley also attended the premiere of “Women Talking” in her own standout look. The actress wore a light blue, prairie-inspired dress from Erdem’s spring 2019 collection.

SXSW’s In-person Comeback

SXSW’s In-person Comeback

After the pandemic froze the live events industry, it’s fitting that SXSW’s comeback as an in-person festival got underway Friday amid an unusual cold front.Organizers haven’t disclosed attendee figures, but the crowd looks noticeably smaller this year than most. But at least attendees who physically made it to Austin, Texas, seem motivated, as neither the weather nor coronavirus fears could chill their enthusiasm.
“I’m excited to get back into it,” said graduate student Nadia Zaidi, referring to live events. Attending with Yassin Helmy, a SXSW volunteer, she said neither was concerned about COVID-19 — mainly because both just had a bout with it. Helmy, an Austin resident and aspiring founder of an Etsy-like tech co-op and marketplace, looked more concerned that “[SXSW] seems to be more corporate these days,” than about any health-related matters.

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Others might take heart in the decline of U.S. case rates, and recent figures showing Austin and its home state of Texas are on the other side of their Omicron-fueled January spike. For anyone still concerned, the festival’s hybrid approach offered online access for some, but not all, of the activities. The nudge was hard to miss: For the full experience, in-person attendance was the way to go for the complete slate of programming and events.
Full disclosure: Penske Media, owner of WWD’s parent company, Fairchild Fashion Media, is an investor with a 50 percent stake in SXSW.

SXSW 2022 brings in-person events back after a long, pandemic-driven break. Pictured: Attendees Yassin Helmy and Nadia Zaidi.
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After the brutal realities of the past few years in the pandemic, or the past few weeks of world events, the event could feel like something of a salve. It makes clear that when real reality becomes too much, there are plenty of others to choose from — from tech’s metaverse to the show biz industry’s fictional multiverses.
NYU marketing professor and CNN+ host Scott Galloway focused on the former, among other areas, in a session on the first day of the festival. In one standout prediction, he set the scene for a potential blockchain evolution that would raise the stakes for luxury fashion.
“I think a luxe coin is going to emerge. I think we’re going to figure out a way to put scarcity on the blockchain,” he said. “So what would happen if Chanel said, ‘Anyone who owns our coin, and we’re only going to issue 10,000 of them, gets access to any 10 products across our fashion or jewelry line at any time’?”
If the coin comes with access to a top-of-the-line fashion consultant, exclusive invitations to aspirational fashion events around the world — “literally the perfect gift for your fourth wife,” the professor joked — “What would that coin go for?”
A lot, he said, especially if only this limited set of owners had rights to the brand’s digital representation in the virtual world.
“You can have Chanel bags or the Chanel logo as your visual metaphor in the metaverse…. I don’t think it’s unreasonable to think this coin would go for $100,000, $500,000. Imagine the speculation it would attract,” he added. “So overnight, I believe Chanel or Hermès could raise $5 billion to $10 billion, trying to monetize this scarcity.”

The same framework could work in different areas, like education, health care and events, he continued, citing Coachella. The festival’s 10 NFTs, which offered lifetime access, brought in a combined total of $1.5 million, two of which alone sold for more than $250,000 each. He expects SXSW to follow suit at some point.

Scott Galloway, of NYU and CNN+, speaks at SXSW 2022.
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Dipping into hardware for a moment, Galloway skewered the notion of a visual metaverse device worn on the face. He favors an audio-led experience, since it feels more intimate. In movie terms, it will be less like “Ready Player One” and more like the Joaquin Phoenix-led film “Her.”
The example works well. Movies and TV shows are often the public’s first real introduction to new ideas and emerging technologies.
Greg Daniels, creator of Amazon’s streaming series “Upload,” understands this point.
The show envisions a time when people can upload themselves, post-death, into a tiered virtual realm based on pricing. Well-heeled clients have a premium experience, but customers on a budget deal are saddled with a 2 GB monthly data cap. If they are too active or think too much, the platform freezes them in place until the next cycle — which is easily imaginable, given the way digital service providers work today. For Daniels, this scenario is rather ripe for comedy.
In the SXSW session, futurist and author Amy Webb noted that the show seems to be “a few years early to the metaverse party.” She’s right. The showrunner explained that he got the idea years ago from a real-world situation: His daughter needed 99 cents to buy a digital television for her Club Penguin igloo. The idea of using real money for a virtual item struck him, and he extended the concept to other things — like the after-life.
That may seem fantastical. But then again, perhaps not really. Consider that, as it is, “people are spending millions of dollars getting real estate — right? — in the metaverse,” he said. 

Futurist and author Amy Webb speaks with Amazon’s “Upload” creator Greg Daniels.
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The show also deals with artificial intelligence, with AI characters that look and act human, though not perfectly so.
The premise poses an interesting scenario for the real-world tech sector: As AI bots get more sophisticated, it may beg the question of “when they need to be treated like a person,” Daniels added. Indeed, there are ethics committees and other organizations mulling over similar things.

Other panels and fireside chats ranged from climate change, remote work trends, social issues and more — including blockchain economies, how to build for the decentralized Web3 metaverse and a look at Big Tech’s impact on democracies. Other activations touted entertainment, media, blockchain and retail.

Companies like Fox Entertainment brought NFT studios to SXSW.
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One of the most anticipated parts of the festival didn’t come until the evening, and it had more to do with the multiverse than the metaverse.
The premiere of A24’s “Everything Everywhere All At Once” drew crowds to the Paramount Theatre. SXSW volunteer Helmy was working the lines in front of the building, fielding numerous attendees who were waiting in the cold to gain entry. Audience members told WWD that the movie was a major reason they attended SXSW, if not the only reason.
The genre-defying film has been building buzz since its madcap trailer hit the internet in December. At press time, the video topped more than 5.7 million views.
The story invokes the “Many Worlds” theory of quantum mechanics, which posits that every choice creates a separate parallel universe. Unlike some of the tech-oriented festival sessions, the audience doesn’t have to understand how it works. Michelle Yeoh’s character, Evelyn Wang, doesn’t either. But that doesn’t stop her from traversing these alternate universes — often at the same time — in a unique journey that conjures laughs, tears, heart-quickening action and mind-bending philosophical constructs.
In this multiverse context, Evelyn sees how her life evolved in different ways, based on the choices she made. It’s an intensely personal story, a family drama, a sci-fi thriller, action movie, cultural commentary and comedy all rolled into one fast-paced flick. The audience roared with approval at several points, culminating with a standing ovation at the end as the stars came out for an audience Q&A.

The cast and directors of Everything Everywhere All At Once, which premiered at SXSW 2022

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Jamie Lee Curtis and Michelle Yeoh, stars of Everything Everywhere All At Once.

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Michelle Yeoh stops for a quick selfie.

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Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis in an audience Q&A after the premiere of Everything Everywhere All At Once at SXSW 2022

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Harry Shum Jr., from Everything Everywhere All At Once, dancing it up at the after-party in the Driskill Hotel

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Jamie Lee Curtis with Christine Lemchi of Fons PR at the after-party for Everything Everywhere All At Once

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The theme of different identities felt particularly resonant at this time and in this place. It’s not a reach to draw a line between the movie and the festival, where experts, brands and tech executives hash out a metaverse where people can be anything they want.

Daniel Scheinert, one of the two “Daniels” who directed the film, called it “fitting” that his movie would debut at SXSW. Stars Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Lee Curtis, Stephanie Hsu and Ke Huy Quan joined him and directing partner Daniel Kwan to watch the screening, answer questions and surprise fans by popping in at the after-party.
The “Everything” premiere is just one of the movies, music, virtual reality showcases and other experiences at SXSW this year. The overall size of the lineup doesn’t match the event’s pre-COVID-19 editions, though. According to a festival worker who asked not to be named, far fewer venues were booked this year, and multiple Austin residents noted that attendance was “tiny” compared to previous years.
But that’s not bad news for everyone. “I like it,” an attendee named Mary commented while waiting in line for coffee at the Austin Convention Center. “It’s nice. It feels more intimate, and I don’t miss the traffic.”

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