Kerry Washington In Wes Gordon – 2013 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

Kerry Washington In Wes Gordon - 2013 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

Ever the fashion girl, Kerry Washington turned heads once again at the 2013 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner last night in Washington, D.C.

After her recent Michael Kors eyebrow-raiser, the ‘Scandal’ star stunned in this monochromatic, sweeping halter gown from Wes Gordon’s Fall 2013 outing, paired with Vhemier jewels and a Jil Milan clutch.

I was actually a bit surprised that she picked a dress from this ‘scandalous’ collection for the White House Dinner, as the young designer was said to have been inspired to create looks for a “girl who’s having an affair with one of the Rolling Stones.”

But even with the backless silhouette and the exploded lace-print layered skirt, Kerry managed to tame down the runway exit into a more politically correct look, removing the leather arm gloves (and the edgy, rock-star styling).

The actress really elevates this look from runway grunge to red-carpet refinement.

After pulling back her bangs during her last few appearances, Kerry returned to the full-on fringe, perhaps in honour of the FLOTUS.

Credit: Style.com & Getty

Kate Mara In Prada - 2013 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

Kate Mara In Prada – 2013 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

Nicole Kidman In Emilio Pucci - 2013 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

Nicole Kidman In Emilio Pucci – 2013 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

35 Responses to Kerry Washington In Wes Gordon – 2013 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

  1. Yeliz April 28, 2013 at 17:15 #

    Amazing as always. She carries the gown greatly.

  2. Christine April 28, 2013 at 17:27 #

    Very beautiful. Love!

  3. Alina April 28, 2013 at 17:29 #

    Love this!

  4. EmmaWoodhouse April 28, 2013 at 17:37 #

    Not too revealing in the sides and back, so I can unreservedly LOVE. The side view of the skirt is especially great. Kerry rules again.

  5. Jai April 28, 2013 at 17:45 #

    The hair and makeup are awful.

    • Quinn April 28, 2013 at 18:05 #

      I was going to comment on the same thing!

    • dee April 29, 2013 at 13:43 #

      I agree.

  6. Ms.D April 28, 2013 at 17:59 #

    Love the dress! I’m not so fond of hair, it looks like “Mary Todd Lincoln. ” I would prefer to see her in chignon or ponytail w/bangs.

  7. Renata April 28, 2013 at 18:29 #

    I don’t get the hair.

  8. Pati April 28, 2013 at 18:30 #

    I love the fact that you can never predict what she’s going to wear next. I love it. The hair could be better, though.

  9. Marybeth April 28, 2013 at 18:30 #

    I would have preferred a simpler hairstyle and just a touch more color on the lips, but this is still a stunning look.
    The dress looks sophisticated and elegant on her. I love it.

    • DivaDebbi (Beauty and Fashion Blog) April 29, 2013 at 16:17 #

      +1. I do like her best with bangs, but not these. Kerry has an extremely high forehead that lends itself well to them. The dress is a stunner on her.

  10. Charlotte April 28, 2013 at 18:48 #

    I’m not fond of the dress but she is stunning. I like her hair but the make up is a huge fail !

  11. TeaAtTwo April 28, 2013 at 18:56 #

    The dress is unique and eye catching in a good way and she is wearing it very well. Only thing is I’m not sure about the make-up around the eye.

  12. Rebecca Z April 28, 2013 at 19:52 #

    She looks just wonderful in this interesting and imaginative dress.

  13. Leo April 28, 2013 at 20:27 #

    Oh Kerry, you always bring it. Great look for her. Head to toe perfection. First pick for BTOTW.

  14. Noemi April 28, 2013 at 20:29 #

    I like it from neck to toe, ugly hair, really.

  15. asherlev1 April 28, 2013 at 21:40 #

    Sighs. She DESPERATELY needs some lippie. What was her makeup-artist thinkinnngggg?

  16. Juliana April 28, 2013 at 22:24 #

    Why Michele Obama is called FLOTUS? I always wonder about that!

    • Marybeth April 28, 2013 at 22:57 #

      It’s an adaptation of the abbreviation POTUS, used for President of the United States.
      The FL, of course, stands for First Lady.

    • Moxie April 29, 2013 at 15:30 #

      Acronym.

      FLOTUS = First Lady Of The United States
      POTUS = President Of The United States

      If you see SCOTUS, that means Supreme Court Of The United States.

  17. Nat39 April 28, 2013 at 22:26 #

    Love the gown, the unflattering hair and makeup do bring the look down a bit.

  18. Alicat April 28, 2013 at 23:41 #

    I like how different this gown is. She carries it beautifully and outshines the model. Heavy bangs seem quite popular at the moment. I think they are best left for little girls.

  19. Neli April 29, 2013 at 01:29 #

    She looks stunning!

    • adrian April 30, 2013 at 20:57 #

      +1

  20. Prudence April 29, 2013 at 02:48 #

    she deserves a vogue cover just for being so fearless in her style choices! i cannot recall a single strapless chiffon gown on her!

  21. Mandy April 29, 2013 at 05:55 #

    I was expecting this dress to pop up at the Met Gala this year, but im glad she toned down the hard styling for this event. The only thing i would change is the hair.

  22. Dhppy April 29, 2013 at 06:48 #

    I wouldn’t think I’d like this dress, since the model looks so unappealing, but Washington is really working this. She makes it look elegant rather than awkward.

  23. Jess2 April 29, 2013 at 11:45 #

    Wow, I am so in love with this dress on Kerry!

  24. MaddyEliza April 29, 2013 at 13:17 #

    Yech. I do not like this. Kerry has really been disappointing me lately. :(

  25. Nat April 29, 2013 at 14:09 #

    Best dressed of the week. I love it.

  26. Moxie April 29, 2013 at 15:32 #

    I absolutely love this dress. I like the hair. She could have used a darker or brighter lip color, but I don’t mind the pale lip.

  27. Amy April 29, 2013 at 22:46 #

    great dress, quite original. The makeup is awful

  28. Pedro April 30, 2013 at 03:46 #

    Amazing dress but not for Kerry… AGAIN

  29. Badaboum May 4, 2014 at 19:55 #

    Didn’t she gave birth like 2 weeks ago? Wow, I’m very impressed…

Leave a Reply

Latest on Red Carpet fashion Awards