Reese Witherspoon, Lea Michele dazzle at ELLE Women in Hollywood event

Tinseltown's most beautiful leading ladies headed to the ELLE magazine's 20th Annual Women in Hollywood Awards on Monday to celebrate sisterhood and female talent in the entertainment industry.

Leading the star-studded event was a slimmed-down Lea Michele, who bravely worked the red carpet in a daring bandage dress with cutouts.


Reese Witherspoon was also in attendance, sporting a red, strapless Calvin Klein number. The good-humoured star giggled at pal Chelsea Handler's friendly jabs, speaking from the stage at the Four Seasons Hotel. 

"Personally, as a true friend, my favourite project of hers was an overlooked short film that she made earlier this year," she said of the actress, recalling an incident in April where an intoxicated Reese was arrested by police. "She plays a very inebriated housewife defending her inebriated husband."

Reese, who has been outspoken and good-natured about the embarrassing ordeal, laughed along with husband Jim Toth from the audience.

On a more serious note, Chelsea went on to thank Reese for helping her land a movie role. Other women followed suit, taking to the stage to thank and congratulate their colleagues for aiding in their success.

Other stars, like Shailene Woodley, Melissa McCarthy and Marion Cotillard also joined in on the festivities.  

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