Claire Danes seemed to take her invitation to the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, held at the Washington Hilton on Saturday evening, to heart when it came to picking out a dress.

The star of ‘Homeland’, which President Barack Obama has previously admitted is his favourite television show, wore a white Vivienne Westwood satin dress with an asymmetrical halter neckline.

Known for her unfailing devotion to classic tailored silhouettes, this is quite a departure for Claire – but in the wrong direction, unfortunately.

Paired with bright red lipstick, her white satin halter bears an unfortunate resemblance to Marilyn Monroe.

Perhaps if she had taken the time to style her hair, this look would have seemed at least a bit more pulled together overall.

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