Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Politics of Fashion: White House Correspondent's Dinner

Last night, Hollywood and D.C. collided at the annual White House Correspondent's Dinner.  Recently nicknamed the "nerd prom", this event allows for an evening of levity and laughs for celebrities and political heavy-hitters.  The red carpet at the WHCD usually skews less D.C.-serious and more towards awards-show fabulous due to the entertainment-industry quotient.  And with arguably one of the most fashionable FLOTUS' ever as hostess, the guests were well aware that the style bar is set pretty high at this soiree.  A sampling of the top looks of the night prove that point.

Robin Wright, who currently stars in the excellent D.C. drama 'House of Cards' rocked a navy Rolando Santana gown with a slight mermaid flare.  The curled neckline detail was just ruffled enough without being frilly and it framed her cropped hairstyle perfectly.  Robin's 'House of Cards' co-star Kate Mara's white Prada sheath provided one of the only non-strapless looks of the night.  Again showing that she and her sister Rooney are fashion forces to be reckoned with, Kate's unique styling brought this look to a new level with a lime green clutch, jeweled cuff and dark nails.  Jessica Par√©, who has been making waves with her on-point fashion choices recently, looked elegant in Antonio Berardi's cobalt gown.  The velvet draping added just the right amount of texture to the structured dress.

Kerry Washington, who has been shooting 100% in the style playoffs, did not disappoint in Wes Gordon's printed gown.  From the halter neck, to the multi-level cascading hemline and on-trend black and white color story, this dress was a perfect choice for this glamorous yet political event.  She styled it perfectly with minimal jewelry and loose curls.

Did you watch the White House Correspondent's Dinner?  What did you think about the styles at this unconventional red carpet event?

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