While we look forward to Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards every fall, this year has felt particularly noteworthy. Whether it was the U.S. women’s Olympic team shattering records in Rio or the buzz in the air from the first-ever major party female presidential nominee, women have been making strides in ways they’ve never done before. In that spirit, Glamour is also taking new steps by moving this year’s ceremony, the 27th annual recognition, from New York to Los Angeles for the first time.
In honor of the big move, Barneys was pleased to host a private dinner at Freds Beverly Hills to welcome the awards—and Glamour’s Editor in Chief Cindi Leive—to the West Coast. Hosted by Fergie and Los Angeles’ First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland, the party drew the likes of Chrissy Teigen, Chelsea Handler, Kaley Cuoco, Shonda Rhimes, and Jaime King, to name a few.
The planned celebrations will continue today as Glamour hosts a daytime summit at which hundreds of women will exchange ideas and champion the progress that has collectively been made. The culmination of the week will occur with tonight’s Women of the Year Awards, where Glamour will honor inspiring women from across the worlds of fashion, politics, entertainment, sports, and activism.
Scroll on for a peek at the evening’s amazing attendees, and please join us un offering our congratulations to all of Glamour’s honorees: Gwen Stefani, Simone Biles, the three women—Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi—who founded the #BlackLivesMatter movement, the Stanford sexual assault case survivor now know as “Emily Doe,” Ashley Graham, Christine Lagarde, Nadia Murad, Miuccia Prada, Zendaya, and for the first time ever, Man of the Year, Bono.