Red Carpet Fashion Awards

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.

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

Before Kate Mara took a seat with her ‘House of Cards’ co-stars Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey at the 2013 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner last night in Washington D.C., she dealt her own fashion card on the red carpet.

At first glance, her crisp white Prada gown just registered as plain.

But Miuccia Prada’s signature quirk factor came into play with the oversized bow plastered to the neckline and the slightly exaggerated poof of the three-quarter sleeve.

Another unexpected, cool-girl twist—and the only real spot of colour here—was her zesty lime-green, embellished Prada clutch.

To match the simple vintage mood of her dress, her styling was effortlessly done with a slate-blue smokey eye, nude lippie and side-parted bun.

Was Kate’s look white-haute or white-not, in your opinion?

 

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Sophia Bush In Lela Rose - 2013 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

Sophia Bush said ‘I do’ to a spot at the 2013 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, hosted last night in Washington D.C.

Wearing a Lela Rose Spring 2013 gown, she channeled a bridal mood with this barely blush gown that featured a high-low front hem followed behind by a sweeping train.

The heavy skirt layers, the embossed damask-like fabric, not to mention the overwrought floral-embroidered bodice, were all just too overwhelming for the actress’s petite frame.

She did pull her hair back, but her bangs still weighed down the styling.

I maybe could see a younger teen cutie like Elle Fanning or Kiernan Shipka pulling off a shorter version of this dress… perhaps.

Sophia has recently had us questioning her style. Does this look get your vote or not?

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Kate Walsh In Carolina Herrera - 2013 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

Kate Walsh made a graphic fashion statement on the red carpet of the 2013 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, hosted last night at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C.

The ‘Private Practice’ star grabbed stares in a dramatic, black-and-white strapless ball gown from the Carolina Herrera Pre-Fall 2013 collection.

With the exploded chrysanthemum print and diaphanous layers, the dress had a big, bold and beautiful story to tell. And I loved it for exactly those reasons.

A sleek ponytail, a rosy lip, and just the right amount of sparkle with flower-inspired earrings by Norman Silverman completed this sophisticated entree.

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Katy Perry In Giambattista Valli Couture - 2013 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

Katy Perry was on her best fashion behavior at last night’s White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, D.C.

She wore a conservative (for her!) Giambattista Valli Fall 2012 Couture silk draped gown.

Recently embarking on a blue-infused ‘The Smurfs 2′ promo circuit, the chameleon-like songstress changed her colours with this moss-green dress, which was a gorgeous hue with her jet-black locks.

I barely recognized the stripped-down version of this design from its runway predecessor, so covered it was in an embarrassment of flora and fauna.

She did keep one element of Katy-like quirk in the look in homage to the runway’s theatrical forest—the branch-inspired bronze belt. But it only whispered of the dress’s original garden state.

I could actually see the more free-spirited fashion side of Katy wearing the butterfly headpiece, but I’m glad she didn’t on this occasion.

Even her makeup, a classic winged eye and pink lip, was on the subdued side.

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