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The best-dressed stars at White House Correspondents' Dinner 

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 embroidere
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 3:  US First Lady Michelle Obama attends the annual White House Correspondent's Association Gala at the Washington Hilton hotel M...
First Lady Michelle Obama at Saturday's annual White House Correspondent's Association gala at the Washington Hilton hotel.Pool / Getty Images

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...
First Lady Michelle Obama greets people at the annual White House Correspondent's Association gala Saturday night in Washington.Pool / Today

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...
Lupita Nyong'oDimitrios Kambouris / Today
Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus attends the 100th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton...
Julia Louis-DreyfusDimitrios Kambouris / Today


WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 03:  Model Anne V attends the 100th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on May 3, 2014...
Anne VDimitrios Kambouris / Today
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 03:  Actress Freida Pinto attends the 100th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on May...
Freida PintoDimitrios Kambouris / Today
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 03:  Olympic Skier Lindsey Vonn attends the 100th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton ...
Lindsey VonnDimitrios Kambouris / Today
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 03:  Actress Taylor Schilling attends the 100th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on...
Taylor SchillingDimitrios Kambouris / Today
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 03:  Actress Diane Lane attends the 100th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on May 3...
Actress Diane LaneDimitrios Kambouris / Today
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 03:  Olivia Munn attends the 100th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on May 3, 2014 ...
Olivia MunnDimitrios Kambouris / Today
Michelle Obama’s effortless style

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Michelle Obama’s effortless style

The first lady looks as sophisticated in designer dresses as she does in outfits from J. Crew.