Selma Blair dons a sequin-embellished tulle top and uses a cane at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures gala in LA – amid MS battle
The acclaimed actress, 49, who has been candid about her battle with MS since October of 2018, leaned on the gold topped-cane as she arrived on the red carpet.
The star wore a white sheer tulle top adorned with silver and crystals, with the garment boasting a split in the side to showcase her black flares.
Appearance: Selma Blair sparkled in a tulle top and used a cane as she arrived at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures gala in LA on Saturday
Selma wore her platinum locks swept off her face and sported fluttery lashes and red lipstick.
Originally slated to open in 2017, the $484 Million museum was made possible by many high profile Hollywood donors who helped fund the first-ever space dedicated to all things movies.
The actress first told her Instagram followers of her battle with MS in 2018 and has continued to share details of her health struggles and even brought a cane to 2019’s Vanity Fair Oscar party — all of which she sees as an important way to help others.
In 2019, she was the talk of the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar party when she bravely showed up with one in hand, just months after she’d revealed her diagnosis.
Stars: The acclaimed actress, 49, who has been candid about her battle with MS since October of 2018, leaned on the gold topped-cane as she arrived on the red carpet (above with Regina King)
She told Town & Country earlier this year: ‘It was a no-brainer, and there was no choice,’ she says now. ‘I hadn’t been on a red carpet for so long, and now I was coming.
‘I knew, since my diagnosis, people might be watching. I didn’t know if I would be forgotten about and be the last one on the red carpet.’
Despite her health struggles, Selma has continued to keep busy with work, starring in this year’s Far More with Adrian Grenier and appearing in 2020’s After We Collided.
Later this year, Discovery+ will stream her new documentary, ‘Introducing, Selma Blair,’ which premiered at SXSW in March.
The very stacked guest list also saw the likes of Cher, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Gabrielle Union, Selma Blair, Sarah Paulson, Laura Dern, Eva Longoria and Issa Rae.
At the event Italian screen legend Sophia Loren, 87, was honored as well as independent filmmaker Haile Gerima.
Others including Hanks, Annette Bening and Bob Iger were also set to be given special nods for helping to raise the funds to erect the space.
‘It matters for Los Angeles to have this film museum,’ Hanks said of the space, adding that it had been in talks for over 20 years.
Additional high profile donors for the museum included Barbra Streisand, Steven Spielberg and the Dolby Family.
The space itself was designed by Renzo Piano and boasts four full floors of gallery space and two theaters inside.
Among the legendary film touchstones on display are the Rosebud sled from Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane, Star Wars droids C-3P0 and R2-D2, the Mount Rushmore backdrop from Alfred Hitchcock’s North By Northwest, a full sized shark model from Jaws and Dorothy’s red slippers from The Wizard of Oz.
Actress: The star wore a white sheer tulle top adorned with silver and crystals, with the garment boasting a split in the side to showcase her black flares