Actress Kristen Stewart looked chic in a black knit midi dress by Roberto Cavalli at the 23rd Annual Elle Women in Hollywood Awards.

KRISTEN STEWART IN ROBERTO CAVALLI

The actress paired the dress with Louboutin pumps and Messika jewelry.


The evening featured powerful women from throughout Hollywood celebrating each other – Stewart was just one woman honored that night. Kathy Bates gave the opening remarks, quoting fictional character Linda Loman, wife of salesman Willie in Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, Death of A Salesman. “Attention must be paid,” Bates said and walked off stage, referring to women.

Other honorees of the night were Amy Adams, Felicity Jones, Anna Kendrick, Aja Naomi King, Helen Mirren, and Lupita Nyong’o, in addition to Stewart.

Stewart quoted famed economist Charles Bukowski in her speech – “An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way, and an artist says a simple thing in a hard way.”

Anthony Anderson was the host of the event, which was a celebration of women in Hollywood. His awkward joke left a everyone with a sour taste in their mouths. “The eight actresses we are honoring are an incredibly diverse group of women,” said Anderson. “Yet, as different as they are, they all have one thing in common: John Mayer. The man gets around.”

Other than that, politics, power, and inspiration kept the night going, with many instances of pro-Hillary Clinton rhetoric.