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The best-dressed stars at White House Correspondents' Dinner 

May 5, 2014 at 12:15 PM ET

Video: President Obama sprinkled in some self-deprecating humor along with lots of political jabs at Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Dinner. NBC national correspondent Peter Alexander reports.

The nation’s capitol may be known more for politicians than celebrities, but the two come together every year at one of Washington’s biggest events, the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

Affectionately referred to as the “Nerd Prom,” the fashion displayed Saturday night was anything but geeky. First lady Michelle Obama wowed the crowd in an off-shoulder Marchesa gown with an embroidered bodice and a full, flowing skirt. Other standouts included actress (and People magazine's Most Beautiful person) Lupita Nyong’o in a festive polka-dot gown by Oscar de la Renta and "Slumdog Millionaire" star Freida Pinto in a sexy Thakoon dress.

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 3:  US First Lady Michelle Obama attends the annual White House Correspondent's Association Gala at the Washington Hilton hotel M...
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First Lady Michelle Obama greets people at the annual White House Correspondent's Association gala Saturday night in Washington.

Here are our favorite looks from the dinner:

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 03:  Actress Lupita Nyong'o attends the 100th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on M...
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Lupita Nyong'o
 Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus attends the 100th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton...
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus


WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 03:  Model Anne V attends the 100th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on May 3, 2014...
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Anne V
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 03:  Actress Freida Pinto attends the 100th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on May...
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Freida Pinto
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 03:  Olympic Skier Lindsey Vonn attends the 100th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton ...
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Lindsey Vonn
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 03:  Actress Taylor Schilling attends the 100th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on...
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Taylor Schilling
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 03:  Actress Diane Lane attends the 100th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on May 3...
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Actress Diane Lane
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 03:  Olivia Munn attends the 100th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on May 3, 2014 ...
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Olivia Munn
Image: First Lady Michelle Obama Hosts Talent Show At White House
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The first lady looks as sophisticated in designer dresses as she does in outfits from J. Crew.

Video: Jason Kennedy, correspondent at E! network, shares the latest celebrity news with TODAY’s Hoda Kotb and guest host Billy Bush, including actress Kerry Washington giving birth to her child and what went down at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.


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