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Celluloid Dreams

| May 11, 2015 | Parties

The Party
While most of Honolulu curled up at home to watch the Oscars, the city’s culturati descended upon the most hotly attended fete of the season, HIFF’s Hollywood Awards Gala at the always chic Halekulani.

The People
Though this soiree celebrated film, all eyes were admittedly on the fashion. (And who didn’t love the on-camera fashion review after check-in?)Greeting guests personally were Executive Director Robert Lambeth and Director Emeritus Chuck Boller, who looked especially spiffy in their tuxes. HIFF board member and socialite at large Kristen Chan exuded sophistication in her Naeem Khan dress. Hubby Dr. Michael Chan, after a black-tie event the night before, opted for a relaxed blue suit. While capturing the evening on camera, KITV’s Pamela Young brightened the room both with her smile and sequined frock.

The Scene
With pumping tunes in the background and sumptuous decor, Halekulani created a setting fit for an A-lister. (Some guests were ready to take home a Pucci-esque tablecloth.) And if a special prize had been given that evening, it would have gone to Executive Chef Vikram Garg, who produced an applauseworthy multicourse experience inspired by Oscar nominees. –Photos by Travis Okimoto


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