Michelle Yeoh, 61, is the epitome of chic in a creme tweed look as she joins stars at the Gold Gala in LA SuperNayr

Gold House, the leading cultural ecosystem powering Asian Pacific creatives, companies, and communities, held its third annual Gold Gala on Saturday at the Music Center in Downtown Los Angeles.

With the 2024 theme of A Gold New World, the event imagines ‘a tomorrow for all, built by all,’ according to Gold House newsletter released through AccessWire.

The event brought together some 600 guests, including top Asian Pacific and multicultural leaders, to celebrate the 2024 A100 List, which consists of the 100 most impactful Asian Pacific changemakers in culture and society over the past year.

Academy Award-winning actress Michelle Yeoh, 61, was among the celebrities on hand.

She hit the red carpet in a chic creme tweed outfit that included a fitted blazer and miniskirt with shiny gold buttons. 

She strutted her stuff in black platform heels and carried a quirky handbag with a face on it.

Michelle Yeoh, 61, attended Gold House's Gold Gala in Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday

Michelle Yeoh, 61, attended Gold House’s Gold Gala in Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday

Rounding out her overall look, Yeoh had her dark tresses styled long and flowing.

Yeoh shared the stage with filmmaker Jon M. Chu, whom she worked with on the hit film Crazy Rich Asians (2018), and again on Wicked and Wicked: Part Two, which are slated to premiere in theaters in November 2024 and November 2025, respectively.

Among the special honorees acknowledged with on-stage presentations were Lucy Liu, Bang Si-Hyuk, Cynthia Erivo, Hoa Xuande, Hello Kitty, Karan Johar, Padma Lakshmi, Saweetie, Valkyrae, the creator and cast of Beef, Maui first responders, and Olympic gold medalists.

Gold House is the leading cultural ecosystem that unites, invests in, and champions Asian Pacific creators and companies to power tomorrow for all.

The organization’s ‘innovative programs and platforms include membership systems and events to fortify relationships among the Asian Pacific community and with other marginalized communities; first-of-its-kind investment vehicles and accelerators to propel the next generation of top Asian Pacific founders, creatives, and leaders; and industry-leading research, consulting, and marketing to promote authentic and affirming portrayals,’ as reported in the release.

As part of the festivities, the Gold Gala guests dined on a three-course dinner from OpenTable, with a menu designed by Lakshmi and Gold Gala executive chief Vijay Kumar and his team from the Michelin-starred New York restaurant Semma. 

Throughout the evening guests were able to enjoy unique activations such as glam stations featuring products from brands within the L’Oréal Groupe portfolio, a cocktail reception, with custom drinks presented by Martell Blue Swift, and some special surprise moments.

She hit the red carpet in a chic creme tweed outfit that included a fitted blazer and miniskirt with shiny gold buttons

She hit the red carpet in a chic creme tweed outfit that included a fitted blazer and miniskirt with shiny gold buttons

She strutted her stuff in black platform heels and carried a quirky handbag with a face on it

She exuded elegance in front of cameras

She strutted her stuff in black platform heels and carried a quirky handbag with a face on it 

With the 2024 theme of A Gold New World, the event imagines 'a tomorrow for all, built by all,' according to Gold House newsletter released through AccessWire

With the 2024 theme of A Gold New World, the event imagines ‘a tomorrow for all, built by all,’ according to Gold House newsletter released through AccessWire

The Gold Gala closed with a multi-song performance from award-winning artist and 2023 A100 Honoree Saweetie. 

Yeoh began her professional career as an actress with the Hong Kong action comedy film The Owl Vs Bombo (1984).

After moving to the United States, Yeoh gained international recognition for starring in the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) and in Ang Lee’s martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000).

She went on to star in such films as Memoirs Of A Geisha (2005), Sunshine (2007), The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor (2008), Reign Of Assassins (2010), Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011), The Lady (2011), Crazy Rich Asians (2018), Last Christmas (2019), Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings (2021), as well as the television series Star Trek: Discovery (2017-2020).

Yeoh shared the stage with filmmaker Jon M. Chu, whom she worked with on the hit film Crazy Rich Asians (2018), and is now currently working with him again on Wicked and Wicked: Part Two, which are slated to premiere in November 2024 and November 2025, respectively

Yeoh shared the stage with filmmaker Jon M. Chu, whom she worked with on the hit film Crazy Rich Asians (2018), and is now currently working with him again on Wicked and Wicked: Part Two, which are slated to premiere in November 2024 and November 2025, respectively

Yeo, who's married to French motor racing executive Jean Todt, also spent some time during the event with actor John Cho, who's best known for the Harold & Kumar films (2004-2011) and the Star Trek rebooted series (2009-2016)

Yeo, who’s married to French motor racing executive Jean Todt, also spent some time during the event with actor John Cho, who’s best known for the Harold & Kumar films (2004-2011) and the Star Trek rebooted series (2009-2016)

Yeoh gained international recognition for her Bond Girl role for Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) with Pierce Brosnan as 007 James Bond after she moved to the U.S.

Yeoh gained international recognition for her Bond Girl role for Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) with Pierce Brosnan as 007 James Bond after she moved to the U.S.

The Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia native has seen her career soar since her Oscar-winning performance in the smash hit film Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022)

The Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia native has seen her career soar since her Oscar-winning performance in the smash hit film Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022)

But it was her acclaimed role in the absurdist comedy-drama film Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022) that helped her make history as the first Asian to win the Academy Award for Best Actress, and the first Malaysian to win an Oscar.

Having seen her star power soar since her breakout performance two years ago, Yeoh has starred in four voice roles: Minions: The Rise Of Gru, Paws of Fury: The Legend Of Hank (2022), Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts and The Tiger’s Apprentice (2024).

She also has acting credits in the fantasy film The School For Good And Evil (2022) and the mystery film A Haunting In Venice (2023).

Currently, Yeoh has four more films in some phase of post-production that includes Jon M. Chu’s musical fantasy film Wicked, set to be released on November 27, the sequel Wicket: Part Two, slated to drop in November 2025, as well as James Cameron’s Avatar 3, and Avatar 4, that will premiere in December 2025 and December 2029, respectively.

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