Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards 2016, received some of the biggest names in Hollywood, such as Cara Delevingne, Amber Heard, Gwen Stefani, and Ashley Graham. LA was full of the best and brightest in the business, honoring women for their accomplishments.
Hollywood glamour was in the air as various celebrities graced the red carpet at this year’s Glamour Awards, with attendees such as Anna Wintour, Tracee Ellis Ross, and more. “Confident” singer Demi Lovato led with a stunning performance, and she was followed by some very wise and humorous words from Black-ish star, Ross.
“As you can tell, my 44-year-old breasts need some support, so thank God I am here with you,” said Ross. The 44-year-old touched on how important it is for women to stand united and support each other in order to make great things happen.
Other stars like Mindy Kaling, Simone Biles, and Caitlyn Jenner were also in attendance, wearing flawless makeup and all.
One of the stars to grace the red carpet, in particular, was Magic Mike star Amber Heard, who has been slowly making her way back into the spotlight after her chaotic divorce from Johnny Depp. Heard looked gorgeous in a soft pink, lace Alessandra Rich gown, with her blonde hair worn in a simple bun. The dress had a cutaway design, showing off her shoulders and a bit of cleavage, with a ribbon that flows at the back.
Body-Positive Ashley Graham Inspires
Among award recipients was 28-year-old model Ashley Graham who looked great in a cutout, beaded white bodysuit. She and 47-year-old Gwen Stefani were honored for their contributions to society. Graham also gave an acceptance speech promoting body positivity.
“2016 was an interesting ride, but never before have I seen such size diversity in fashion, in film, on buses, on covers of magazines, in films, in TV. It’s been absolutely incredible,” she said. “I didn’t do it by myself. It takes a village,” the star added before encouraging, “Don’t let your body hold you back. Don’t let your body insecurities hold you back from doing anything that you want to do.”
But don’t think that the Glamour Awards is a no-boys club, because DNCE front man and friend Joe Jonas, was honored to introduce Graham.“When you come to power in believing yourself,” he said, “there’s no stopping you,” said Jonas.
Earlier in the day, Graham also received a Barbie doll in her likeness—something that had never been done before.“It was important that the Barbie resembled me as much as possible,” she added. “The thighs touching was one way to show young girls that it’s okay for your thighs to touch, despite society saying that a ‘thigh gap’ is more beautiful.”
Gwen Stefani thanked Blake Shelton, as she accepted her award for her own achievements. “Thank you for kissing me back to life,” said Stefani. The actress wore a cross neck Marchesa dress from the designer’s Spring 2017 collection.
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