The 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, which was the last of Barack Obama’s presidency, delivered quite a number of unforgettable moments. It was definitely an affair to remember with moments such as President Obama’s zingers and cool exit, Larry Wilmore’s somewhat controversial performance, and Michelle Obama’s nude embroidered dress from Givenchy’s spring 2016 haute couture collection.
Politicians, journalists, and A-list stars stepped out in their best formal attire for the black tie event. Some celebrities went for elaborate gowns, while others opted for simple elegance. Scroll through the images below for a peek at some of the most memorable looks on the red carpet at the 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner:
1. Karlie Kloss
Karlie Kloss brought understated elegance on the red carpet in a Grecian-style white-and-nude dress from Derek Lam’s fall 2016 collection. Her dress features a high neckline, short sleeves, padded shoulders, a floor-length skirt, and a pleated bodice. She finished off her look with a chic updo, a gold clutch, and bold red lips.
2. Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Gugu Mbatha-Raw looked beautiful in her floral gown from Lela Rose’s fall 2016 collection. It features a sleeveless design, a V-shaped neckline with a black sheer illusion panel, a floor-length skirt, a short train, and floral embroidery in blue, purple, and black. Her hair was pulled back to show off her gorgeous face and simple makeup.
3. Emma Watson
Emma Watson looked effortlessly cool and chic in an ensemble from Osman’s fall 2016 collection. She wore a strapless floral dress with a ruffle neckline, a low back, and a wide center slit on the front. Emma styled it with a pair of navy cigarette pants, matching navy suede pumps from Christian Louboutin, an assortment of jewelry from Jennifer Fisher, slicked back hair, and red lips.
4. Michelle Dockery
Michelle Dockery was a burst of sunshine on the red carpet in her striking marigold silk dress from Cushnie Et Ochs. Her dress features cap sleeves, sheer illusion panel cutout details on the bodice, a high neck, a sheer back, and a floor-length skirt. She styled it with a clutch from Aspinal London, jewels from Tiffany & Co., brightly-colored lips, and soft waves that fell down her shoulders.
5. Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Union attended the event in a beautiful navy-and-black gown from Naeem Khan, which features a split detail on the strapless neckline, a floor-length skirt, and beaded embellishments. She finished off her look with a dark lip and an assortment of rings.
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What do you think of these five looks from the 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner?