Amazing Shoes at Variety’s 5th Annual Power of Women Luncheon

Variety’s 5th Annual Power of Women event gathered some of the most prominent names in film and television as well as in philanthropy. It was a celebration in recognition of the significant efforts of some of Hollywood’s power players to use their influence to give back and change lives. There were tears, laughter, and good vibes all around as some of the biggest names in the industry converged to honor outstanding women who have made an impact on the world.

It also became a celebration of style and understated elegance as A-list stars paraded around in stunning ensembles. Here are some of our favorite looks from the event:

1. Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba looked gorgeous in a strapless dress from Christian Dior’s Fall 2013 collection. She also carried a black leather clutch from Dior and wore strappy metallic sandals from Jimmy Choo.

Jessica Alba looked gorgeous in a strapless dress from Christian Dior's Fall 2013 collection

Jessica Alba in strappy metallic sandals from Jimmy Choo

Jessica Alba in strappy metallic sandals from Jimmy ChooJessica Alba at Variety’s 5th Annual Power of Women Luncheon held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, California, on October 4, 2013

Jimmy Choo "Myth" Mirror Leather Platform Sandals in Light BronzeJimmy Choo “Myth” Mirror Leather Platform Sandals in Light Bronze, $895

Jimmy Choo "Myth" Suede Sandals in Black with Neon Yellow StrapsJimmy Choo “Myth” Strappy Sandals in Black with Neon Yellow Straps, $895

2. Charlize Theron (Full Story)

Charlize Theron was honored for her work in an organization she founded, the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project. She graced the event in a gorgeous Stella McCartney Resort 2014 dress and a pair of black pumps from Giuseppe Zanotti.

Charlize Theron graced the event in a gorgeous Stella McCartney Resort 2014 dress and a pair of black pumps from Giuseppe Zanotti

Charlize Theron in black pumps from Giuseppe ZanottiCharlize Theron looking ravishing at Variety’s 5th Annual Power of Women Luncheon held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, California, on October 4, 2013

This particular style is no longer available, but Giuseppe Zanotti has another style of pumps that is somewhat similar:

Giuseppe Zanotti Closed-toe Slip-onsGiuseppe Zanotti Closed-Toe Slip-Ons, $690

3. Kerry Washington (Full Story)

Kerry Washington was recognized for her arts education advocacy and her continuous support of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. She looked stunning, as always, in a Vince Camuto jacquard dress with gold polka dots and studded pumps from Christian Louboutin.

Kerry Washington looked stunning, as always, in a Vince Camuto jacquard dress with gold polka dots and studded pumps from Christian Louboutin

Kerry Washington in studded pumps from Christian LouboutinKerry Washington at Variety’s 5th Annual Power of Women Luncheon held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, California, on October 4, 2013

Christian Louboutin "Malabar Hill" PumpsChristian Louboutin “Malabar Hill” Pumps in Cognac, $1,095

Christian Louboutin "Malabar Hill" Pumps in AcierChristian Louboutin “Malabar Hill” Pumps in Acier, $1,095

4. Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman was honored for her advocacy for women’s rights and her work with the United Nations’ UN Women Campaign. She looked elegant in a black dress with gold details from the L’Wren Scott Fall 2013 collection and black-and-gold “Rumba” sandals from Jimmy Choo.

Nicole Kidman looked elegant in a black dress with gold details from the L'Wren Scott Fall 2013 collection and black-and-gold Christian Louboutin 'Rumba' sandals from Jimmy Choo

Nicole Kidman in black-and-gold 'Rumba' sandals from Jimmy ChooNicole Kidman at Variety’s 5th Annual Power of Women Luncheon held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, California, on October 4, 2013

We couldn’t find the ‘Rumba’ sandals online, but here are a few alternatives for strappy sandals:

Jimmy Choo "Tarot" SandalsJimmy Choo “Tarot” Black Suede and Antique Mirror Leather Sandals, $747.67

Ann Taylor Strappy Crystal SandalsAnn Taylor Light Gold Strappy Crystal Sandals, $198

Zara Suede Strappy SandalsZara Black Suede Strappy Sandals, $79.90

5. Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks looked lovely in red at the Power of Women Luncheon, where she was honored for her involvement with the American Heart Association. She wore a two-piece number from the Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2013 collection and nude pumps from Christian Louboutin.

Elizabeth Banks wore a two-piece number from the Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2013 collection and nude pumps from Christian Louboutin

Elizabeth Banks wearing nude pumps from Christian LouboutinElizabeth Banks at Variety’s 5th Annual Power of Women Luncheon held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, California, on October 4, 2013

Christian Louboutin "So Kate" Nude PumpsChristian Louboutin “So Kate” Nude Pumps, $625

6. Jennifer Hudson (Full Story)

Jennifer Hudson‘s involvement with the Julian D. King Gift Foundation was recognized at the event, and she was given the Samsung Galaxy Impact Award. For the occasion, she wore a white long-sleeved dress with a peplum detail from the Yigal Azrouël Fall 2013 collection and black pumps from Saint Laurent.

Jennifer Hudson wearing a white long-sleeved dress with a peplum detail from the Yigal Azrouël Fall 2013 collection and black pumps from Saint Laurent

Jennifer Hudson in black pumps from Saint LaurentJennifer Hudson at Variety’s 5th Annual Power of Women Luncheon held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, California, on October 4, 2013

Saint Laurent Janis Metal-Trim Cap-Toe Platform PumpsSaint Laurent ‘Janis’ Metal-Trim Cap-Toe Platform Pumps in Black, $825

Saint Laurent Janis Two-Tone Cap-Toe Platform PumpsSaint Laurent ‘Janis’ Two-Tone Cap-Toe Platform Pumps in Poudre, $745

7. Darby Stanchfield

Darby Stanchfield looked beautiful in a Valentino short-sleeved frock with floral prints. Her hair was styled in a loose bun with soft tendrils at the sides of her gorgeous face. She completed her look with a black leather clutch and a pair of gold Ruthie Davis “Narcissus” pumps.

Darby Stanchfield looked beautiful in a Valentino short-sleeved frock with floral prints

Darby Stanchfield wearing gold Ruthie Davis 'Narcissus' pumpsDarby Stanchfield at Variety’s 5th Annual Power of Women Luncheon held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, California, on October 4, 2013

These Narcissus pumps from the Ruthie Davis Spring 2013 collection also come in other scrumptious colors:

Ruthie Davis "Narcissus" Pumps in Light GoldRuthie Davis “Narcissus” Pumps in Light Gold, $209.40

Ruthie Davis "Narcissus" Pumps in Cotton CandyRuthie Davis “Narcissus” Pumps in Cotton Candy

Ruthie Davis "Narcissus" Pumps in AquaRuthie Davis “Narcissus” Pumps in Aqua

8. Hannah Simone

Hannah Simone looked lovely in a pale pink sleeveless frock from Oscar de la Renta. Her hair was swept to one side, and she completed her look with a pair of nude pointy-toe pumps from Stuart Weitzman.

Hannah Simone looked lovely in a pale pink sleeveless frock from Oscar de la Renta

Hannah Simone completed her look with a pair of nude pointy-toe pumps from Stuart WeitzmanHannah Simone at Variety’s 5th Annual Power of Women Luncheon held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, California, on October 4, 2013

We couldn’t identify the exact style of Hannah’s Stuart Weitzman shoes, but we think they’re the “Poco” pumps:

Stuart Weitzman "Poco" Pointed Toe PumpStuart Weitzman “Poco” Pumps, $330

Here are other alternatives for nude pointed-toe pumps:

Miu Miu Nude Leather Pointed Toe PumpMiu Miu Nude Leather Pointed-Toe Pumps, $371

Sergio Rossi Nude Pointed Toe PumpSergio Rossi Nude Pointed-Toe Pumps, $288.65

Diane Von Furstenberg Nude "Anette" Patent Pointed Toe PumpDiane von Furstenberg Nude “Anette” Patent Pointed-Toe Pumps, $278

9. Katie Lowes

Katie Lowes looked chic in her white sleeveless Sportmax dress and L.K. Bennett pumps. Her pink lips added a dash of color to her monochromatic ensemble.

Katie Lowes looked chic in her white sleeveless Sportmax dress and L.K. Bennett pumps

Katie Lowes wearing L.K. Bennett pumpsKatie Lowes looking sophisticated at Variety’s 5th Annual Power of Women Luncheon held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, California, on October 4, 2013

We couldn’t find this exact pair of shoes online, but we did find alternatives for two-tone pumps:

Gianvito Rossi Two-tone Leather and Suede PumpsGianvito Rossi Two-Tone Leather and Suede Pumps, $705

Steven by Steve Madden Walker PumpsSteve by Steve Madden Black-and-White “Walker” Pumps, $109

10. Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler hushed the crowd with her heartfelt speech at the Power of Women Luncheon, where she was honored for her work with the Worldwide Orphans Foundation. She dazzled in a teal Beckley by Melissa body-con dress and nude pumps from Stuart Weitzman.

Amy Poehler dazzled in a teal Beckley by Melissa body-con dress and nude pumps from Stuart Weitzman

Amy Poehler wearing nude pumps from Stuart WeitzmanAmy Poehler looking stylish at Variety’s 5th Annual Power of Women Luncheon held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, California, on October 4, 2013

We couldn’t find Amy’s shoes online, but check out these inexpensive alternatives for nude slingback pumps:

Hobbs Invitation Tina Slingback PumpHobbs “Invitation Tina” Slingback Pumps, $173

J. Renee "Kinsley" PumpJ. Renee “Kinsley” Pumps, $99.95

Do you agree with our favorite looks at the Power of Women Luncheon? Whose style do you like best?

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