By: Farah Wael
For 27 years Glamour’s women of the year awards has honored game changers, astronauts, refugees, and supermodels using their platforms to improve women’s lives everywhere.
Hosted by Billy Eichner at the beautiful Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, New York, Glamour’s Women of the year award of this year has proved to be one of the biggest ever.
There are 14 winners this year, Maria Grazia Chiuri; Dior’s first artistic director, Peggy Whitson, the female astronaut, the Syrian Muzoon Almellehan; the youngest-ever UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, the women of #MeToo, female farmworkers, restaurant workers and athletes have shared their stories; to date the hashtag #MeToo has been Tweeted over 2.3 million times in 85 countries. Patty Jenkins also won an award-the director of this year’s blockbuster smash Wonder Woman, Maxine Waters; the veteran congresswoman, and Samantha Bee; the Emmy –winning last night host, Cindi Leive; the editor-in-chief of Glamour, and of course the talented actress Nicole Kidman.
And finally the most important glamour award goes to the supermodel Gigi Hadid, it’s no surprise that since her debut at New York fashion week in 2014—only three years later—she has one of the best-selling lines with Tommy Hilfiger, and has graced more covers and runways than anyone can count all over the world.
Gig Hadid glammed the fully-embellished golden Zuhair Murad gown from the Lebanese designer’s autumn/winter 2016 couture collection featuring a high neck, shimmering beading and full statement sleeves that fell to the floor, she wore her golden blonde hair in loose curls and pulled to one side, while her sister Bella opted for a Cristina Ottaviano beaded bustier trouser suit from the brand’s spring/summer 2018 collection pulling her hair pack in a tight top knot, with a bold eyeliner flick and some heavy statement diamonds. And finally Zendaya arriving in a candy pink satin jumpsuit with a giant bow on her hip, Zendaya had every ingredient necessary for a sartorial saccharine overdose. As this was Zendaya – any designer’s dream muse – the look was one of the evening’s best keeping her long dark hair loose and natural, the actress added edge via a pointed black heel and silver choker necklace.