Sunday, May 10, 2009

Glamour Comes To Washington

First Lady Michelle Obama
Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Glitz and Glamour was the theme at last night's White House Correspondent's Association Dinner in Washington, D.C., as Hollywood rubbed elbows with the D.C. Beltway. Comedian Wanda Sykes headlined the event, and brought the house down with her trademark brand of tell it like it t-i-z humor that ruffled the feathers of right wingnuts. Oh, well. Truth hurts.

Wanda Sykes

First Lady Michelle Obama looked elegant in a Michael Kors fuschia sheath gown, accented with one of her signature necklaces and silver strappy sandals.

Mrs. Obama's partners-in-fashion, Desirée Rogers and Valerie Jarrett looked devastating as usual, with Ms. Rogers in a Grecian inspired hot pink gown and Ms. Jarrett in a shimmery champagne ensemble. Mums was the word as to who designed their gowns, as the ladies were reluctant to give up the 411. That's right ladies! Keep 'em guessin'!

Desirée Rogers and Valerie Jarrett
Photo: Kyle Samperton

Black Hollywood and Society made its presence known at event. Among the attendees were comedian/actor Chris Tucker, Tyra Banks, Ludacris, Melody Hobson, Al Roker and wife Deborah Roberts, D.C. mayor Adrian Fenty and wife Michelle Fenty, Colin Powell, Donna Brazille, Suzanne Malveaux, Alicia Keys, Dule Hill, Kerry Washington and a host of others.

A Change has definitely come to Washington.

Kerry Washington looking fab in J. Mendel
Photo: Kyle Samperton

Alicia Keys

Forest Whitaker and wife, Keisha

Melody Hobson
Photo: Carol Joynt

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