Leading ladies Flock to the 23rd Annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards presented by L’Oréal Paris, Hearts On Fire Diamonds and supporting sponsor Calvin Klein Collection in Beverly Hills on October 24, 2016.
Tinsel Town’s leading ladies took over the Beverly Hills Four Seasons on Monday night for Elle’s annual Women in Hollywood Awards. The evening honored Amy Adams, Kathy Bates, Felicity Jones, Anna Kendrick, Aja Naomi King, Helen Mirren, Lupita Nyong’o, and Kristen Stewart.
“If you look at the list of ladies who have done this before, and not just tonight but the last few years, it’s insane to include myself in that list!” said Kristen Stewart, of being recognized as a 2016 award recipient. “Any way to keep the ball moving forward is something that I definitely want to be a part of,” she added. “These dinners haven’t always been happening so it’s important. I feel very honored.”
“It’s amazing to get recognition from this very generous city of Los Angeles and as prestigious as sort of a fashion magazine as Elle,” Helen Mirren revealed, on the red carpet prior to the ceremony. “I’m not a fashion person, really. In my heart I’m not really. I’m probably too eccentric to be fashionable,” she admitted.
The renowned actress raved about all of her fellow honorees but seized the opportunity to highlight the two that she most admires. “Amy never fails to turn up an incredible centered, truthful performance. But for me, Kristen has got some wonderful, magical quality about her. I’m really interested to see where her acting life takes her,” Mirren explained.
American Horror Story’s Kathy Bates was thrilled to be named one of Elle’s 2016 Women in Hollywood. The actress, who dressed herself for the soiree, joked that she had no idea who she was wearing. “I got it in Montreal. It’s reversible. It has no label so I have no idea,” she said as she cooled herself with a Chinese paper fan that she carried with her down the red carpet.
All eyes were on UnREAL’s Shiri Appleby who posed for photos in a red LaMania jumper with slicked back hair and a matching bold lip. The actress told Fashion Media that when she looks back at her style over the past 15 years, she laughs at the fact that she used to play it safe and only wear black. “I’ve started working with stylists since UnREAL,” she explained. “I’m working with ilaria Urbinati and I love her. it’s like discovering other parts of yourself and having fun. I don’t have to shop so that makes it a lot nicer.” She added that she is still taking in the success of her hit television show and felt honored to be among such a talented group of colleagues at the awards.
“I was thinking about that on the way over here — how exciting that I’ve gone to that place in my career where I’m not just going from audition to audition but you’re now being invited to an event that is Women in Hollywood. There is some enjoying of that moment right now,” she candidly revealed.
Lucy Hale was equally as proud to be a part of the annual fete. “I just feel really excited to be invited. These are some amazing women we are honoring, amazing people. Just to be asked to sit at a table is very neat for me.”
Inside the ballroom, guests dined on truffled burrata, roasted Alaskan halibut, and tomato risotto. ELLE Editor-in-chief, Robbie Myers, kicked off the dinner by introducing a video montage of the honorees that was taken from behind the scenes of the magazine’s November cover shoot. Blackish star Anthony Anderson hosted the evening and called up everyone from Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Ron Howard and Dakota Fanning, who presented the awards to this year’s deserving stars. The night was sponsored by L’Oreal Paris, Hearts of Fire, and Calvin Klein.
Other notable attendees were Chelsea Handler, Michelle Monaghan, Tracee Ellis Ross, Alessandra Ambrosio, Constance Zimmer, Nina Dobrev, Ashley Benson, Brittany Snow, Catherine Hardwicke, January Jones, Vanessa Hudgens, Vivica A. Fox, Makenzie Leigh, Nikki Reid, Sophia Amoruso, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, Katie Lowes, Juliette Lewis, Betsy Beers, Joel McHale, Niecy Nash, Karen David, Sasha Lane, Shay Mitchell, Odette Annable, Bellamy Young, Annabelle Wallis, June Diane Raphael, Amber Valetta, Yara Shahidi, Karla Souza, Katie Dippold, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Leslye Headland, Megan Colligan, Tamara Hunter, Blair Rich, Bonnie Arnold, Cathy Schulman, Sara Fischer, Sue Kroll, Kay Cannon, Keri Putnam, Kimberly Steward, Maryann Brandon, Michelle Bohan, Sophie Watts, and more.
Leading the fashion parade were Kelly Rowland in Givenchy, Shiri Appleby in LaMania, Michelle Monaghan in Prabal Gurung, Lucy Hale in Marchesa, Anna Kendrick in Gabriela Hearst, Shay Mitchell in Attico, Amy Adams in Lanvin, Dakota Fanning in Miu Miu, Kristen Stewart in Roberto Cavalli, Helen Mirren in Victoria Beckham, Chelsea Handler in Valentino, Lupita Nyong’o in Duro Olowu, Nikki Reed in Monique Lhuillier, Nina Dobrev in Stella McCartney, Felicity Jones in Dior, Vanessa Hudgens in Zimmerman
By: Nicole Pajer For Fashion Media