At the Glamour Women of the Year awards on Monday night, the elephant in the room quickly took center stage.
“We all thought we would be standing here under very different circumstances,” said Tracee Ellis Ross, the night’s host, who encouraged guests to “let out a primal sound” in reaction to last week’s shocking election results. Ms. Ross, dressed in a silk Fendi nightgown to reflect her “vulnerability,” screeched, rolled her eyes and gagged like a poisoned Shakespearean heroine.
No doubt, the lost chance to celebrate the first female president had to be acknowledged early on at the annual event, held this year for the first time in Los Angeles. (Especially considering that Hillary Clinton won 61.5 percent of the vote in California.) But the ceremony at NeueHouse Hollywood for 400 chic attendees, most of them women, didn’t dwell on defeat.
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