She moonlighted as a designer two years ago, but Blake Lively is way above talking about fashion these days.
The Gossip Girl star, 29, scolded a reporter for daring to ask about her green jumpsuit at Variety’s Power of Women lunch in Cipriani Midtown on Friday.
‘Are we really doing this? Would you ask a man that?’ Blake told the reporter, according to USA Today digital editor Maeve McDermott.
She could be heard telling the unidentified reporter to ‘become more aware, and that we change, and that we build women up. So, you can ask me another question.’
Don’t mention the outfit! Blake Lively wore a stylish jumpsuit to Variety’s Power Of Women event in New York City at Cipriani Midtown on Friday, but was furious when a reporter asked her about fashion
Blake dabbled in the fashion world when she co-designed a collection with Sam & Lavi in 2015 which was available to purchase on her ill-fated ecommerce lifestyle website, Preserve. (She shut down the website that same year.)
On Friday, Blake appeared to be only interested in talking about her worthy efforts to combat child pornography.
The mother of-two, who is married to Ryan Reynolds, was honored by the magazine for working with the Child Rescue Coalition.
Getting serious: The Gossip Girl star dabbled as a fashion designer in 2015 during her ill-fated attempt to run a lifestyle ecommerce website Preserve
On a serious mission: Blake appeared to be only interested in talking about her worthy efforts to combat child pornography
She was among a host of the magazine’s cover stars to attend the event, including Gayle King, 62, and Jessica Chastain, 40.
Variety also chose to honorChelsea Clinton, 37,Audra McDonald, 46, and Shari Redstone, 63, at its annualluncheon.
As one of Variety’s Power of Women honorees Blake opened up about the importance of women and women’s rights.
‘Would you ask a man that?’ The actress accused the reporter of sexism for quizzing her about her fashion choice for the day
Woman of the hour: Blake was one of the honorees at the event
Happily posing for the cameras: She took several photos on the carpet ahead of the event
She said that women have it worse in other countries but that sexism still exists in Hollywood: ‘equality is equality. I feel fortunate. It’s still to far from what it should be for women in 2017.’
She did admit things are on the way to getting better in the film industry though: ‘I don’t look at movies by the budget. I look at movies by the character. What was neat about The Shallows, it was really low budget.
‘It was a $17 million movie and we did over $120 million worldwide. It’s cool to do that with a story about a woman. It’s proof people want to see movies about women.
Cover: Variety honored the actress for working with the Child Rescue Coalition.
Hail the women: Their magazine covers were all lined up
Hall of fame: Gayle King, Chelsea Clinton and Jessica Chastain all featured on the new issue
Guest: Sports Illustrated model Ashley Graham stunned in a nude sparkly number, complete with a chic black high-waisted belt
‘It doesn’t all have to be Nicholas Sparks-type films. When you look at a Star Wars franchise now versus the Star Wars franchise then, there are women at the center.’
Sports Illustrated model Ashley Graham also attended the event and dazzled in a nude sparkly number, complete with a chic black high-waisted belt.
Her brunette tresses were styled in a middle parting and straightened.
Star power: Jessica Chastain was one of the honorees at the event for her work with Planned Parenthood
Bright: Vanessa Bayer (L) and cover star Gayle King (R) also attended
Chastain also made a demure and classy appearance on the red carpet.
The red-headed beauty wore a chic ivory dress and bold silver heels as she tied her famous fiery hair in a low bun.
She was one of the honorees at the prestigious event, with her chosen cause being Planned Parenthood.
Leading the way: Honorees Chelsea Clinton (L) and Audra McDonald (R)
Lovely in lace: Kate Walsh also made an appearance
Power duo: Jenni Konner (L) and Lena Dunham (R) walked the carpet together
The actress got candid when speaking about how she goes about taking roles nowadays.
She said she chooses them based on: ‘Lately, if the character in some way defies the status quo or the expectation, the stereotype of what a woman is supposed to be.’
Chastain also admitted she believes there has been a shift in the way people are thinking with regards to women’s power.
Women power: Lena and Chastain shared a hug once inside the venue
Strong line up: L-R Gretchen Carlson, Salma Hayek, Gayle King, Lena, Jenni
Beauty: Salma was one of the speakers at the luncheon
‘I think the smart people that are making the tentpoles are realizing the power of the women’s audience.
‘Look at what’s happening with Beauty and the Beast right now. Look at what’s happening with Hidden Figures.’
Look of adoration! Blake and Salma shared a special moment inside the venue
Here come the boys: Jane The Virgin’s Justin Baldoni made a dapper appearance on the carpet