On Friday, May 31st, CHANEL and The Natural Resources Defense Council celebrated The Technology of Earth, “A Celebration of Art, Nature, and Technology” with a benefit dinner at the home of Larry Gagosian in Los Angeles. Guests enjoyed special performances from Patti Smith, Karen O and Pharrell Williams.

Tony Shanahan, (wearing CHANEL), Patti Smith, Jackson Smith
Tony Shanahan, (wearing CHANEL), Patti Smith, Jackson Smith

Hosted by Janet Friesen, Jane Kachmer, Kelly & Ron Meyer, Lauren & Benedikt Taschen along with benefit committee members Kate McGrath & JJ Abrams, Bob Barth, Dayna & Steven Bochco, The David Geffen Foundation, Jo Ann & Charles Kaplan, Jena & Michael King, Deborah McLeod, NBCUniversal, Eva & Bob Shaye, Ira & Godeleine Ziering, Rosanne Ziering joined guests including Bella Heathcote*, Tobey Maguire & Jennifer Meyer, Emma Roberts* & Evan Peters, Rachel Bilson*, Chelsea Handler, Cindy Crawford* & Rande Gerber, Emily Mortimer*, Haley Bennett*, Rosanna Arquette, Rosetta & Balthazar Getty, Angela Lindvall*, Shiva Rose, Peter Morton, Eva & Bob Shaye, Colleen & Bradley Bell among other for an intimate dinner and live auction of a Walton Ford painting. Guests were treated to special performances by Karen O, Patti Smith* and Pharrell Williams.
*indicates guests dressed in CHANEL

The Natural Resources Defense Council is a leading environmental advocacy group driven by a simple principle: people and our planet deserve to be protected.  Using science, law, policy and the political power of our 1.4 million members and activists, NRDC endeavors to build a cleaner energy future, protect against pollution, defend endangered wildlife and lands, and develop sustainable communities for generations to come. Our lawyers hold polluters accountable in court, our scientists back them with facts, and our policy experts design solutions that are changing our world.  This evening’s event celebrates another key driver of change: the power of art and technology as an instrument to create a cleaner and healthier planet.

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