On Monday night, Elle magazine hosted its annual Women in Hollywood awards, celebrating the launch of the November issue and honoring a handful of the hardest working ladies in show business. This year, the magazine chose to feature eight women on it’s cover, including Kristen Stewart, Lupita Nyong’o, Amy Adams, Anna Kendrick, Aja Naomi King, Felicity Jones, Kathy Bates, and Helen Mirren, so as you can imagine, the affair was star-studded to say the least. And while all of those powerful A-list women where dressed to the nines in gorgeous gowns, Kristen Stewart confessed on the red carpet that she really feels at her most formidable when wearing nothing at all.
Stewart was accompanied by her girlfriend musician, St. Vincent, who’s been spotted with the actress numerous times throughout the past month. A source tells people that at the Elle event, “they were inseparable and left hand-in-hand.”
The Elle cover girl spoke enthusiastically to People about being feted by the magazine, saying, “It’s a huge honor. I think 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. Keep[ing] the ball moving forward is something that I definitely want to be a part of.”
Stewart also discussed one of her more recent film projects, saying she appreciated the character she got to play in Café Society because, “There’s no judgment in that story. There’s a real appreciation of experience and how sort of ambiguous that can be.” Besides, she added, “She’s a baller.” And when asked what she likes to wear to make herself feel more like a baller, the actress quipped, “Nothing!”
The celebration of all things female in the movie industry also served as a mini Twilight reunion, with Stewart’s three female co-stars, Dakota Fanning, Nikki Reed, and Anna Kendrick also in attendance.
However, each actress proved she’s come a long way since her days playing a vampire (or a vampire-adjacent pal), looking very sophisticated and grown-up in their red carpet attire. Dakota chose a pastel yellow cocktail dress for the evening, with glittering floral embellishment across the waist and shoulder straps, while Nikki went for a semi-sheer floral-print long-sleeve Monique Lhuillier maxi. Fellow cover star Anna Kendrick opted for something chic and simple, wearing a navy blue velvet Gabriela Hearst slip dress, proof that whether you prefer to be in the buff like Kristen or oozing nonchalant sex appeal like Anna, sartorial power is all in the eye of the beholder.
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Reporting by Mariah Haas