When meeting dignitaries one should always be dressed fashionably and appropriately so although I have little understanding of how the US congress works and the politicians roles I do understand one thing. A black tie event equals some serious styling. The White house correspondents’ dinner seems to be a fancy dinner thrown for the elite of the entertainment industry. No matter what you think about it, it’s a great opportunity for some fash-analysing. Here are my top 5 looks..
1. Gillian Jacobs in Peter Pilotto
YES. A nice surprise among the typical princess/old hollywood dresses and the stock standard block colour dresses. I’m so glad she took the risk in print. Although the colour combination is unusual it just works. Her old hollywood hair brings a touch of glam as she combines the modern print with the 40’s inspired hair and make up. YES.
2. Chanel Iman in Zuhair Murad
Model dressing at it’s finest. Showing off her rocking body the v shaped neckline revealed some skin however the long skirt kept the look classy. She picked the perfect colour and accentuated the look with some diamond earrings and bejewelled sleeves. The dress fit her like it was made for her. I need a moment, it’s so gorgeous.
3. Michelle Monaghan in Parabul Gurung
Perfect example of combining colour and texture. I love the classic deep red and black colours of the dress but what makes it shine is the almost snake skin like texture of the dress. It’s a statement that pushes the boundaries without being too editorial for carpet as formal as the dinner. She finished off the look nicely with loose waves, wrist cuffs and a black clutch.
4. Brit Marling in Roksanda
Another example of mixing modern with classic. While I’ve left out some lovely gowns, gowns that become my favourites are those that take risks that pay off rather than sticking with a nice black dress. I appreciate the effort. Here it’s Scandinavian chic, the dress made up of tangerine, sky blue and black. The peplum provides some architectural detail while her flowing hair balances the colour blocking. A great choice on Brit.
5. Troian Bellisario
Despite the dress being white, white and more white I love the combination of the white with the gold, leaf belt. Combined with her dark hair she looked beautiful and sophisticated. The flowing gown was a nice change from the corset bodices and high slits of other gowns that night. Loved it!
Who were your best dressed from the dinner?
Red Glitter Slippers xx