Powerful and influential women from all walks of life smiled and hugged at the 2018 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on Monday, but the devastating wildfires on the other side of the country were on a lot of minds.

Political advisor Huma Abedin, left, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and producer Wendi Deng Murdoch attend the Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Spring Studios on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Political advisor Huma Abedin, left, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and producer Wendi Deng Murdoch attend the Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Spring Studios on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Actress Claire Danes attends the Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Spring Studios on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Actress Claire Danes attends the Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Spring Studios on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Student activist Emma Gonzalez attends the Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Spring Studios on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Student activist Emma Gonzalez attends the Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Spring Studios on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Actress Alicia Silverstone had first-hand knowledge of how devastating the fires are, saying: “I know a lot of people who were affected and evacuated.”

Fashion designer Christian Siriano, left, and actress Alicia Silverstone attend the Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Spring Studios on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Fashion designer Christian Siriano, left, and actress Alicia Silverstone attend the Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Spring Studios on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Actress Kat Graham attends the Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Spring Studios on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Actress Kat Graham attends the Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Spring Studios on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Actress Indya Moore attends the Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Spring Studios on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Actress Indya Moore attends the Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Spring Studios on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Actress Lili Reinhart attends the Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Spring Studios on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Actress Lili Reinhart attends the Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Spring Studios on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Silverstone and Andie MacDowell both blamed climate change and urged change in U.S. environmental policies.

Politician and gun control advocate Gabrielle Giffords and husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, attend the Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Spring Studios on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Politician and gun control advocate Gabrielle Giffords and husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, attend the Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Spring Studios on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Saudi Arabian activist Manal al-Sharif attends the Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Spring Studios on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Saudi Arabian activist Manal al-Sharif attends the Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Spring Studios on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
At the Glamour Women of the Year Awards, Chrissy Teigen talks about the year of the woman, Janelle Monae hypes Michelle Obama's memoir, while Alicia Silverstone urges personal action on climate change. (Nov. 13)
At the Glamour Women of the Year Awards, Chrissy Teigen talks about the year of the woman, Janelle Monae hypes Michelle Obama’s memoir, while Alicia Silverstone urges personal action on climate change. (Nov. 13)

The awards — celebrating “game changers, rule breakers and trailblazers” — included honorees such as Chrissy Teigen, Janelle Monae, Emma Gonzalez and Aly Raisman. The presenters included Claire Danes, John Legend, Lupita Nyong’o and Padma Lakshmi.

Source: The Associated Press