Julia Roberts, Salma Hayek lend veteran star power to TIFF red carpet

Despite being a major event in an industry notoriously obsessed with youth, the Toronto International Film Festival red carpet has been dominated by area and filmmakers in their 50s – and we couldn’t be happier.

This year’s festival has been a showcase for mature women who embody elegance and confidence. Hollywood heavyweights such as Julia Roberts and Salma Hayek have been front and centre at TIFF showcasing cutting edge fashions and career-best performances.

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Red carpet fashion is always part of the spectacle of Hollywood. However, this year, the women who are wearing the clothes are garnering attention not just for their designer threads, but because they are boldly reclaiming their place in an industry that historically undervalued and dismissed them.

Check out our gallery of our favourite women who are cultivating a new era of women in Hollywood, and looking oh-so-beautiful while doing so.

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