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First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama showed us again that she’s also a first lady of style, as she shared a laugh with host, Conan O’Brien, at the 2013 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington D.C. last night.

Even though we can only see the upper half of her Monique Lhuillier goddess-like confection, it’s not difficult to see she was one of the best-dressed of the evening.

The black fitted chiffon gown’s high neckline featured delicate Chantilly lace scattered with intricate jet-black stones that cascaded around her neck and shoulders.

So as not to compete with the embellishment of the dress, Michelle wore a classic updo, complete with her trendsetting bangs.

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

Nicole Kidman attended the Bloomberg and ‘Vanity Fair’ cocktail reception, which was hosted after the 2013 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner at the residence of the French Ambassador in Washington, D.C.

The statuesque actress was a vision in lavender in this top-to-toe embellished Emilio Pucci dress.

Because the swirling, beaded gown was its own best accessory, she kept hers to a bare minimum with Manolo Blahnik shoes, a creamy Bottega Veneta clutch and a perfectly matched pair of Fred Leighton earrings.

I don’t know about you, but I liked seeing this softer side of Nicole.

With her strawberry-blonde strands styled into slightly tousled waves and a glossy mauve lip as an added flourish, Nicole clutched another fashion victory while simultaneously putting me in a bit of a ‘Great Gatsby’ mood.

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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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