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This past Saturday, an array of It girls, actors, artists, musicians and designers huddled inside the historic Hearst suite at Los Altos Apartments to witness the unveiling of a unique installation by LA-born filmmaker Liz Goldwyn. Presented by MAC Cosmetics, the event featured live (nude) performance art and a screening of The Painted Lady, Goldwyn's new short film starring actress Jena Malone.
Chloë Sevigny, Dita Von Teese, Jeremy Scott, Melissa Coker, Gina Gershon and Jenny Lewis were all on hand to experience the suite's mind-blowing transformation, which transported guests to a 19th century brothel with rooms occupied by various "ladies of the house" (or call girls) that were primarily nude (hence the "absolutely no photos allowed" rule). All models donned retro makeup provided by MAC director of makeup artistry Gregory Arlt (our Marilyn Monroe tour host) and MAC senior artist John Stapleton.
As for The Painted Lady's star, Malone tells us that although she's in the middle of filming the second Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire, she took a 24-hour break to fly in and support Goldwyn. She goes on to explain that the short is about a young girl that recalls an encounter with a 19th century call girl. Warning: The film contains nudity, so watch it here at your own discretion.
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