[ Written on November 19 2019 by Francesca ]
At the National Portrait Gallery’s third biennial American Portrait Gala on November 17 evening, stars from the worlds of entertainment, fashion, science, industry and technology converged to celebrate a diverse roster of portrait-worthy icons who are helping to lead our nation forward and define our culture. Lin-Manuel Miranda was among the honorees, with Frances Arnold, scientist, engineer and Nobel Laureate; Jeffrey P. Bezos, tech entrepreneur and philanthropist; Earth, Wind & Fire (Maurice White [posthumously], Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Ralph Johnson), award-winning American band; Indra Nooyi, business executive; and Anna Wintour, editor in chief of Vogue, U.S. artistic director and global content advisor of Condé Nast. The six honorees were presented with the “Portrait of a Nation Prize” by individuals chosen by the honorees themselves, and Michelle Obama introduced Miranda.
Portraits of each of the gala’s honorees will be on view to the public in the National Portrait Gallery’s “Recent Acquisitions” exhibition through August 2020.
Check all the photos in HQ in our Gallery.
Watch an interview from the red capet below.
Under the cut you canread more from the red carpet.