Variety Power of Women 2015 Red Carpet Shoe Style

On Friday, Oct. 9, Variety‘s Power of Women luncheon kicked off with a strong showing on the red carpet at the Four Seasons Regent Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles.

Salma Hayek, Anna Kendrick, Gwyneth Paltrow, Oprah Winfrey and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki were honored for leading by example and using their platforms and influence to bring attention to worthy causes.

Variety Power of Women 2015 Variety’s Power of Women honorees. Chelsea Lauren/Fairchild.

Hayek’s cause is Chime for Change, which she co-founded with Beyoncé and Gucci. During the event, her speech focused on women in Hollywood and change in the industry. “These romantic comedies aren’t working anymore. Why? We changed! But no one took the time to change with us,” she said, according to Variety.

Kendrick spoke about LGBT teens and the Trevor Project, while Paltrow talked about empowering women and her cause, L.A. Kitchen.

Before heading inside, Footwear News caught a glimpse of the arriving attendees and their statement shoes, including Reese Witherspoon’s Christian Louboutin sandals, Paltrow’s classic nude Jimmy Choo Anouk pumps and Rachel Zoe’s platform wedges.

Gwyneth Paltrow Variety Power of Women 2015 Red Carpet Gwyneth Paltrow paired her Brandon Maxwell ensemble with nude Jimmy Choo Anouk pumps. Getty Images.
Reese Witherspoon Variety Power of Women 2015 Red Carpet Reese Witherspoon arrived in Christian Louboutin sandals. Getty Images.

Click through the gallery to see who else attended Variety‘s Power of Women event wearing standout shoes.

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