White House Correspondents Dinner Was a Warm Up for the Met Gala

Models, designers and fashion insiders donned some creative frocks for the event.

Emma Watson in Osman
(Photo: Andrew BirajJ/AFP/Getty Images).
Priyanka Chopra in Zuhair Murad
(Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images).
Kelly Rohrbach
(Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images).
Anne V
(Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images).
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Adriana Lima in Juan Carlos Obando and Nancy Gonzalez clutch
(Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Emily Ratajkowski in Monique Lhuillier
(Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Lauren Santo Domingo in Delpozo
(Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images).
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Christy Turlington in Marc Jacobs
(Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Tory Burch in Tory Burch
(Photo: Andrew BirajJ/AFP/Getty Images).
Michelle Dockery in Cushnie et Ochs
(Photo: Andrew BirajJ/AFP/Getty Images).
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Kendall Jenner in Vivienne Westwood
(Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images).

As a warm up for tonight’s Oscars of fashion–otherwise known as the Met Gala–a slew of fashion’s luminaries trekked down to Washington D.C. for the 102nd Annual White House Correspondents Dinner. Attendees laughed while President Barack Obama made fun of Kendall Jenner and actually dropped the mic, but they also served up some seriously chic gowns on the red carpet.

Decked out in tasteful designer duds (this is no place for a “naked” dress), fashion starlets got creative for the evening. Emily Ratajkowski showed a sliver of skin in a romantic lace Monique Lhuillier frock, Emma Watson opted for a Osman tunic and pant combo, while Lauren Santo Domingo deflected to a sheer and embellished number by one of her favorite brands, Delpozo.

Michelle Dockery deserves a shout out for wearing such a bright color for such a buttoned up event. Her Cushnie et Ochs frock was a definite standout.

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