'Glamour' Woman of the Year Awards 2015 Red Carpet: Honorees, Celebrity Fashion & Style
For the past 25 years, Glamour has celebrated women's achievements by honoring women who are making strides to change the world for the better. On Monday (Nov. 9, the popular magazine held their 2015 Woman of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Celebrities, public figures and noisemakers made their way to the red carpet, displaying fashion forward looks and setting new style trends.
The 2015 award ceremony recognized female trailblazers in a variety of sectors including fashion, politics, sports, entertainment, business, activism, and many more. Not only were the women awarded for their work, but they will also be featured in the magazine annual Woman of the Year issue.
"Since 1990, Glamour's Women of the Year Awards have saluted the planet's most remarkable female leaders, and tonight's winners are no exception," Glamour's Editor-in-Chief, Cindi Leive, said. "They have been inspired and led by the generations of Women of the Year before them, and Glamour is thrilled to celebrate their passion."
The honorees included:
- Misty Copeland: the first African-American ballerina to reach the level of principal dancer at the elite ballet company, American Ballet Theatre. She is also the author of a New York Times best-seller called Life in Motion.
- Elizabeth Holmes: a 20-year-old Standford University dropout and the youngest self-made female billionaire in the world who revolutionized the way blood tests are used.
- Reese Witherspoon: a Hollywood actress who co-founded a production company called Pacific Rim that focuses on developing films with female leads. Producing films like Gone Girl and Wild, the company currently has 32 projects in the works that will put women front row and center.
- Charleston Strong: The mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina devastated millions across the nation. Church members and witnesses to the massacre Alana Simmons, 26, Nadine Collier, 47, Bethane Middleton-Brown, 45, Felicia Sanders, 58, and Polly Sheppard, 71, took the act of hatred and turned it into a way to spread peace. The ladies have since created social media campaigns advocating for gun control and teaching about equality.
- Victoria Beckham: the former pop star is now running a fashion empire, generating clients like Oprah and Jennifer Lawrence. The mother of four and wife of David Beckham is also the international goodwill ambassador for UNAIDS, raising millions to benefit HIV and AIDS charities.
- Cecile Richards: President of Planned Parenthood, who's currently fighting to keep the health-based service in business. The company is focused on providing services for both women and men including STD testing, breast and cervical cancer screenings, birth control, emergence contraceptives, and more.
- U.S. national female soccer team: the women are on a mission to fight for equality both on and off the field.
- Caitlyn Jenner: a gold-medal Olympian who announced at the age of 66 she was transgender. She is now determined to bring awareness about the transgender community on a global scale.
Red carpet fashion & style:
Amy Schumer, Eve Hewson, and Selena Gomez
Brooklyn Beckham with mom, Victoria Beckham