Variety & WWD First Annual StyleMakers, LA

Kerry Washington, Freida Pinto, Elizabeth Stewart, Viola Davis | Photo: Variety & WWD Stylemakers/Rex Features
Affair: First Annual StyleMakers

When: Thursday, November 19, 2015

Hot Spot: Smashbox Studios, Culver City, CA

Deets: Variety & WWD launched the First Annual StyleMakers on November 19th at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, CA. The iconic publications came together to recognize and celebrate the creative behind-the-scenes talent in fashion, beauty and style that made an impact on the entertainment industry in the past year. For more than 100 years, these iconic trade publications have been at the forefront of reporting news on the entertainment and fashion industries.

The StyleMakers celebration spotlighted innovators whose work has been seen on hits shows like ‘Scandal,’ ‘Project Runway’ and ‘Shameless.’ Honorees included fashion designer Zac Posen, style influencer Freida Pinto, costume designer Lyn Paolo, stylist Elizabeth Stewart, hair stylist Jen Atkin, make-up artist Lisa Eldridge and photographer Matthew Rolston. “I’m humbled and honored to be part of this fantastic array of talents,’ says Posen. “It’s remarkable that two epic and innovative publications such as WWD and Variety have come together to celebrate the transformative power of fashiontainment."

Presenters included Viola Davis (presenting to Elizabeth Stewart), Katie Holmes (presenting to Zac Posen), Kerry Washington (presenting to Lyn Paolo), Kourtney Kardashian (presenting to Jen Atkin), Kelsey Grammer (presented to Lisa Eldridge) and more.

Smashbox Cosmetics is thrilled to celebrate the intersection of Hollywood, fashion and beauty, which inspires us everyday at Smashbox Studios. Davis Factor is honored to present the The Smashbox Visual Impact Award to Matthew Rolston. In addition to revolutionizing video and film as we know it today, Matthew has captured some of the most iconic photos in the history of photography. His impeccable eye and attention to detail has made the impossible, possible. StyleMakers is also sponsored by Mercedes-Benz, Ulta Beauty & Fromm International.

Spotted: Zac Posen, Freida Pinto, Lyn Paolo, Kerry Washington, Elizabeth Stewart, Jen Atkin, Lisa Eldridge, Matthew Rolston, Viola Davis, Kourtney Kardashian, Kelsey Grammer, Katie Holmes, Dita Von Teese

Hint For The Average Socialite: This event is invitation only. Attendance is through sponsorship opportunities.

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