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    Tilda Swinton Honored at MoMA Film Benefit on Her 53rd Birthday

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    Tilda Swinton, Karl Lagerfeld, Anna Wintour
    Tilda Swinton, Karl Lagerfeld, Anna Wintour Gary Gershoff/WireImage

    What a way to celebrate your birthday!

    Last night, Tilda Swinton was honored at the Museum of Modern Art Film Benefit in NYC on the same day she turned 53. Stars like Ralph Fiennes, Anna Wintour, David Bowie, Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld and Sofia Coppola all stepped out to celebrate the Oscar-winning actress and fashion trendsetter.

    "It's my birthday!" Swinton gushed to The Hollywood Reporter at the bash. "MoMA is giving me a birthday party, and they've invited some of my great friends, so I'm very happy and very grateful."

    Swinton hit the MoMA party looking chic per usual in a tweed Chanel jacket and white Chanel pants. She posed for pics with Wintour and Lagerfeld (sans his favorite Miley Cyrus Bangerz album) before hitting the stage to give an acceptance speech.

    "What I hope you cannot fail to see is what fun I've been having all these years and what companions are my playmates," she said after getting a standing ovation. "My last birthday party was when I was 9 and we had a trampoline, but who knew that 53 would top even that!"

    "Her range is extraordinary—it's quite unusual in an actress of her relatively young years to have done so many different things so brilliantly," Wintour gushed to THR of Swinton during the event. "She is prepared to go out of what might be traditionally thought of as her comfort zone. I think a lot of actresses today, they may be talented, but they tend to accept—or maybe it's what they're offered—similar roles. She just always surprises me with her choices. The same goes for her fashion."

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