Monday, April 29, 2013
Part Two of the White House Correspondents' Dinner Fashion: Chiffon Belles

"The Newsroom" actress Emily Mortimer wore a red chiffon Oscar de la Renta gown at last night's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. I thought she looked very "proper" in this dress featuring a satin belt, banded neckline and sheer sleeves. 

"Nashville" actress Hayden Panetierre wore this lemon yellow chiffon Katherine Kidd Spring 2012 gown. It was very Prom Queen. I also think there was way too much going on...from the draped side cowls to the gathered bust to the beaded looped trim hanging off of it (seriously, what the heck was that?), it was too mucheey.
And then , she had to braid her hair naturally. File under "what was she thinking?". It was all very...

 "Belle" from Disney's "The Beauty and The Beast"

Singer Katy Perry wore an iridescent green silk chiffon gown from Giambattista Valli Fall/Winter 2012 Haute Couture Collection. This gown--estimated at over $50,000 if she were to buy it (it's Haute Couture and hand-made, kids!), fit Katy very nicely. Notice the immense amount of fabric that is gathered into the bust and waist. It was accessorized with a gold Giambattista Valli Haute Couture "belt" as seen in the above photo.

"Homeland" actress Morena Baccarin looked fabulous in this navy blue strapless slight high-low chiffon gown from J. Mendel. Modern, simple, Grecian Goddess...it's all there.

"Modern Family" Sofia Vergara wore this deep teal blue Grecian Goddess-styled gown featuring perfect shirring on the bust, criss-cross midriff/waist and slightly gathered full skirt. Her lavender-colored earrings, bracelets and ring as well as her gold clutch were the perfect accessories.

Structured Divas:

"Mad Men" actress Jessica Paré looked GORGEOUS and was one of the Red Carpet standouts of the night in a midnight blue Antonio Berardi column one-shoulder gown. It featured architectural structured detail around the shoulder and neckline.

"House of Cards" actress Kate Mara went minimalist in this ivory Prada structured column crepe gown with bow neck detail and three-quarter sleeves. The dress is cut well, (it has to be when it's that basic!), and I love her severe side-parted, slick hairstyle.

"Downton Abbey" actress Michelle Dockerty looked amazing in this purple sleeveless high-neck crepe-and-chiffon gown with structured peplum detail from Elie Saab Ready-to-Wear Fall 2013.

Finally, I must highlight one boy: Bradley Cooper. Just look at him. No, seriously, look at him. Perfection in a double-breasted tuxedo. He looks more like a billionaire Euro Prince than an actor. And I LOVE it!

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