Michelle Dockery In Elie Saab – 2013 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

Michelle Dockery In Elie Saab - 2013 White House Correspondents' Association

Michelle Dockery brought some British flair to the 2013 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on Saturday night in Washington, D.C.

The ‘Downton Abbey’ actress showed us our highly anticipated second glance at Elie Saab’s Fall 2013 collection, after Jessica Biel debuted it at the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball.

This violet-purple peplum gown with sheer chiffon inlay is another example of a sequin- and bead-free moment from the bling-loving designer. Not that the look was completely shine-free, as metallic bangles and a clutch played nicely with the sculpted belt.

Michelle wore the dress well, although this is a look that’s made for walking, as I missed the magic of the gown’s runway movement.

A glam updo and a hot-fuchsia glossed pout finished the story, although with this ultra-violet colour, I would have liked to have seen a slightly more neutral lippie.

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28.04.13

Claire Danes In Prada – 2013 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

Claire Danes In Prada - 2013 White House Correspondents' Association

‘Homeland’ star Claire Danes was a natural at last night’s 2013 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C.

After going wild for Lanvin at the Time 100 Gala last week, she somewhat returned to her more minimalistic style with this Prada column gown—not that it didn’t have its own measure of bling.

Perhaps the new mom was thinking of her little boy when she selected this baby-blue dress, which also featured cutaway sides and glittery sequin embellishment.

With the slightly precious hue and all that gleam, I’m glad she didn’t pile on bangles or, even worse, a necklace, choosing instead a simple pair of Forevermark diamond studs to accent her blonde wispy waves and petal-pink lippie.

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28.04.13

Robin Wright In Rolando Santana Atelier – 2013 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

Robin Wright In Rolando Santana Atelier - 2013 White House Correspondents' Association

‘House of Cards’ actress Robin Wright must have been laughing at the ‘House of Nerds’ spoof video that opened the 2013 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, D.C.

Yesterday evening, she wore a navy Rolando Santana Spring 2013 Atelier stretch matte taffeta gown.

At certain angles, the ‘Sonja’ dress’s feminine ruffle, asymmetric neckline just looked like her shoulder strap had fallen down.

But it still won points in my book, as it softened the edgy appeal of Robin’s uber-cropped blonde pixie ‘do.

She kept her makeup minimal (a bronzing glow worked just fine) and her accessories on the light side, with a conservative pair of Ivanka Trump diamond earrings and bracelet and a silver Cecelia clutch.

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28.04.13

Connie Britton In Temperley London – 2013 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

Connie Britton In Temperley London - 2013 White House Correspondents' Association

‘Nashville’ actress Connie Britton joined co-star Hayden Panettiere at the 2013 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, hosted last night at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C.

The flame-haired actress was singing the blues in a cerulean dress from the 2013 Red Carpet Capsule Collection of one of Kate Middleton’s go-to designers, Temperley London.

The cap-sleeve mermaid gown served up an appropriate combination of conservative and come-hither, revealing and concealing in sheer lace. I just wasn’t so fond of the sheen that reflected off this dress.

But there’s no denying she can wear the blue hue well, what with her side-swept auburn waves.

A matching Foley + Corinna clutch, along with Jimmy Choo shoes and Kwiat jewels completed the look.

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28.04.13

Jessica Pare In Antonio Berardi – 2013 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

Jessica Pare In Antonio Berardi - 2013 White House Correspondents' Association

Jessica Paré relied on good old-Hollywood glamour to carry her through last night’s 2013 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C.

The ‘Mad Men’ actress was a classic beauty in this architectural Antonio Berardi midnight-blue dress, which was slashed through with curve-enhancing dark panels.

Accessories were kept to a sophisticated minimum with a small Roger Vivier clutch and Nam Cho jewels in complementary shades of blue.

Her side-swept updo was perfect for this asymmetric exaggerated-shoulder gown—and for showing off that stunning pair of earrings.

Don Draper would certainly approve.

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28.04.13

Amy Poehler In Basler – 2013 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

Amy Poehler In Basler - 2013 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

Funny girl Amy Poehler played up her serious fashion side at the 2013 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, hosted by Conan O’Brien, at the Washington Hilton on Saturday night in Washington, D.C.

The ‘Parks and Recreation’ actress went decidedly glam in her beaded white Basler gown paired with simple EF Collection bangles on each wrist.

The short sleeves and mock peplum, nipped-in waist weren’t only figure-flattering, they also kept this dress fresh and style-forward.

Amy’s cute, curly bob and bright magenta-pink lippie added a touch of lighthearted fun to her sparkling entrance, however, I would have opted for a more neutral nail lacquer here.

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