Women’s Wear Daily hosted its fourth annual WWD Honors at the InterContinental New York Barclay in New York City two weeks ago. The annual event recognizes the achievements of fashion and beauty luminaries in the industry.
Hollywood A-listers like Drew Barrymore, Olivia Palermo, Emmy Rossum, and Nicky Hilton turned up to celebrate this year’s honorees, including Giorgio Armani, Stella McCartney, Pierpaolo Picciolo of Valentino, and Dior Men’s artistic director Kim Jones.
1. Drew Barrymore Goes Retro in Stella McCartney Iridescent Sandals
Actress Drew Barrymore supports honoree Stella McCartney at the 2019 WWD Honors held at the InterContinental New York Barclay in New York City on October 29, 2019
She fittingly dressed in a retro-looking emerald green dress from the designer’s Fall/Winter 2019 collection ($2,595 at Farfetch). It’s covered with the brand’s signature horse prints and features pleated ruching on the bodice, puff rolled-up sleeves, and an asymmetric hem.
The color looked great against her complexion, but the silhouette seemed unflattering. It would have looked better if she made a good use of the belt detail and tied it around her waist.
Drew Barrymore wears head-to-toe Stella McCartney
She wore her hair in loose curls and sported barely-there makeup. A member of the Barrymore family of actors, Drew furthered the ‘70s vibe of her look with rose gold-tinted aviators, gold hoop earrings, and some gold bangles.
Drew Barrymore wears barely-there makeup with rose gold aviators
The 44-year-old actress complemented her dress with a pair of Stella McCartney iridescent sandals that showed off her red pedicure.
Made of faux leather, these sandals feature open almond toes, wraparound ankle-ties, and about 4-inch heels.
Drew Barrymore shows off her red pedicure in Stella McCartney sandals
Stella McCartney Iridescent Faux Leather Sandals, $450 at The Outnet
2. Emmy Rossum Is Classy in Crystal-Embellished Heels
Emmy Rossum helped honor Giorgio Armani with the John B. Fairchild award, which was accepted by his niece Roberta Armani on his behalf.
Emmy Rossum with Giorgio Armani’s niece Roberta Armani at the 2019 WWD Honors
The 33-year-old actress opted for a simple but sophisticated black and white two-piece look from the Italian luxury fashion house. It included a white see-through blouse with a tuxedo-style satin bib detailing teamed with a feminine black skirt that features a leg-baring thigh-high slit in the middle.
Emmy Rossum in Giorgio Armani white blouse and skirt
She kept the look classy with her hair worn up in a bun and her face minimally made-up with a swipe of pink lipstick and winged eyeliner.
Emmy Rossy puts her hair up into a bun and wears winged cat-eyeliner
The Shameless actress accessorized with Yael Sonia earrings and a pair of classic black open-toe sandals. They feature dainty ankle straps and black crystal embellishments on the toe straps.
Emmy Rossum displays black nail polish in crystal-embellished open-toe sandals
3. Olivia Palermo Channels Regal-Goth in Boots
To show her support for Maison Valentino’s creative director Pierpaolo Picciolo, who was presented with the first-ever WWD Honor for Womenswear Designer of the Year, Olivia Palermo wore a creation from the fashion house.
Olivia was majestic in a black gown that features a regal silhouette complete with colorful floral embroideries on the sleeves.
Olivia Palermo looks regal in Valentino dress at the 2019 WWD Honors
She accessorized with layers of gold necklaces and a pair of horn-shaped earrings. Her Roger Vivier Barocco-embellished black clutch perfectly matched her dress. Her choice of shoes, however, didn’t seem to complement her outfit.
Instead of wearing dainty sandals, she opted for a pair of black boots, which kind of brought a gothic vibe to the look.
Olivia Palermo pairs her dress with black boots
Her sleek center-parted ponytail looked perfect, but we’re not a fan of her purple eye makeup.
Olivia Palermo pulls her hair back into a ponytail and wears purple eye-makeup
The fashion influencer was joined on the black carpet by her husband Johannes Huebl, who looked equally impressive in a pinstripe suit with a crisp white shirt and a maroon tie.
Olivia Palermo poses with her husband Johannes Huebl on the WWD Honors black carpet
4. Nicky Hilton Keeps It Simple in Black Pumps
Also showing her support to Piccioli was socialite Nicky Hilton Rothschild.
Nicky wore a Valentino creation similar to Olivia. The LBD features an A-line silhouette, sequin-embellished bell sleeves, a center seam, and a straight hem that’s cut above the knees.
Nicky Hilton wears Valentino LBD at the 4th Annual WWD Honors
The hotel heiress styled her blonde locks into a half updo with a black bow and wore black liner with false eyelashes to accentuate her blue eyes.
Nicky Hilton styles her blonde hair in half-up style and accentuates her blue eyes with false lashes
She completed her look with a sequined purse and a classic pair of black pumps.
Nicky Hilton keeps things simple with classic black pumps
5. Hilary Rhoda Looks Fresh Off the Runway in Stella McCartney OTK Boots
Hilary Rhoda was at the event to show support for Stella McCartney. Like Drew, she fittingly dressed in Stella McCartney, selecting an entire ensemble from the Fall 2019 collection.
Hilary Rhoda opts for an ensemble fresh off the Stella McCartney fall 2019 runway
The 32-year-old model looked fresh off the runway in a wine-red midi dress that features an embroidered patchwork from recycled fabrics, loose long sleeves, and a deep V-neckline.
Hilary Rhoda wears bold red lipstick to match her dress
She teamed it with a pair of over-the-knee boots that have about 1.5-inch platforms and 4.5-inch chunky heels.
Hilary Rhoda teams her dress with Stella McCartney over-the-knee boots
Stella McCartney Over-the-Knee Boots, $995 at Stella McCartney
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