Tilda Swinton was honored Tuesday night in New York at the Museum of Modern Art’s annual Film Benefit. The tributes highlighted her 20-plus year acting career and her contributions to the world of modern art and fashion.

Among those paying tribute to Swinton were David Bowie, Ralph Fiennes, designer Karl Lagerfeld, and Vogue editor Anna Wintour, all of whom co-chaired the event, and other luminaries like director Sofia Coppola, actress Jessica Biel, and also New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg — just as Democrat Bill de Blasio was being elected to succeed him as mayor.

11-7-2013 10-15-31 AMKarl Lagerfeld and Tilda Swinton

11-7-2013 10-01-18 AMLorde and Anna Wintour in Chanel Haute Couture

11-7-2013 10-00-43 AM Jessica Biel outside of MoMA

11-7-2013 10-03-54 AMVogues Grace Coddington, André Leon Talley, and Lupita Nyong’o

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Iman and David Bowie

11-7-2013 10-16-12 AMJessica Biel in Chanel

11-7-2013 10-01-54 AM David Bowie and Mayor Michael Bloomberg

11-7-2013 10-19-30 AMSébastien Jondeau with Nadja Bender in Chanel

11-7-2013 10-19-03 AM Karlie Kloss

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Sofia Coppola was one of many movie directors in attendance.

11-7-2013 10-21-13 AM11-7-2013 10-20-45 AM Tilda Swinton and Michael Bloomberg

11-7-2013 10-17-49 AM Anna Wintour and Bee Shaffer

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 Lauren Santo Domingo

11-7-2013 10-14-27 AMTilda celebrating her 53rd Birthday

11-7-2013 10-06-58 AMVogue’s Hamish Bowles, Iman, and Stephen Jones 

11-7-2013 10-04-15 AM11-7-2013 10-07-48 AMThe candlelit dinner

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 Karl Lagerfeld, one of the evening’s hosts, photographed Ms. Swinton for Vogue in the early 1990s and has been a fan ever since.

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 On the red carpet (actually a wall of white roses), Ralph Fiennes posed for photographers.

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 A little after 8 pm., the crowd moved to a theater downstairs where a tribute to Ms. Swinton took place. Mr. Lagerfeld sat next to Anna Wintour and J. Shelby Bryan.

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 During his tribute to Ms. Swinton, Ralph Fiennes showed a still from a future movie by Wes Anderson.

 Photos Credit: Benjamin Norman for The New York Times and Steve Eichner

David Bowie, who was a chairman for the gala and also performed with her in his music video for “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)”.

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