The Winning Gowns at the White House Correspondents' Dinner

From Kate Hudson's purple reign to Sofia Vergara's LBD, see which stunning star styles get our vote for best dressed

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KATE HUDSON

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Dazzling in a purple sequin Jenny Packham gown, adds an Edie Parker clutch for the bash, where she and other stars were regaled with jokes by Jimmy Kimmel and President Barack Obama.

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REESE WITHERSPOON

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At Saturday’s star-studded Washington, D.C., gala, the dresses her baby bump in black-tie: a draped asymmetric Monique Lhuillier gown worn with sleek waves and striking Irene Neuwirth gems.

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ELIZABETH BANKS

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The actress leaves the Hunger Games Capitol to visit our nation’s capital in an elegant red bustled gown accessorized with rose gold gems and an enamel clutch (all by Bulgari), plus Stuart Weitzman pumps.

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SOFIA VERGARA

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Though she’s usually partial to fitted mermaid styles that flaunt her famous curves, the instead puts the emphasis on her stems in a David Meister Signature mini featuring a sweetheart neckline and jeweled waistline, then adds massive platform stackers and chandelier earrings.

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EVA LONGORIA

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It was a busy weekend for the , who wears ivory Marchesa with contrasting black pumps to Saturday night’s D.C. dinner before jetting to L.A. to fete the Desperate Housewives finale on Sunday.

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CHARLIZE THERON

CHARLIZE THERON
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Snow White and the Huntsman’s looks royally stylish in a black lace Emilio Pucci with a nude underlay and a simple Judith Leiber clutch.

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VIOLA DAVIS

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The star – who shared a spot on Time’s 100 Most Influential People list with the President this year – makes a glamorous entrance in a burnt sienna one-shoulder gown and delicate De Beers diamonds.

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LINDSAY LOHAN

LINDSAY LOHAN
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Invited by Fox News, the strikes a fair and balanced pose on the red carpet, accenting her black satin gown with bright red lips.

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KIM KARDASHIAN

KIM KARDASHIAN
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Another Fox guest, the shimmers in a forest green velvet Johanna Johnson gown with jeweled shoulders and waistline, plus sparkling Lorraine Schwartz gems.

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ZOOEY DESCHANEL

ZOOEY DESCHANEL
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Twee can be elegant! In a silver silk polka-dot Oscar de la Renta and a deep pink pout, Zooey brings her signature style to the White House.

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ANNA PAQUIN

ANNA PAQUIN
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Another attends the dinner in all-black, wearing a simple dress with an open back, drop earrings and a Judith Leiber clutch.

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ELLE MACPHERSON

ELLE MACPHERSON
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Every walkway is a runway for the supermodel, who looks stunning while striding into the event in a high-slit black Romona Keveza gown with architectural details, then adds bling via sparkle-heeled sandals and statement gems.

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DAKOTA FANNING

DAKOTA FANNING
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The stands out in a pale blue Prada gown covered in crystal embroidery, plus matching ice-blue sandals and a mirrored silver clutch.

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CLAIRE DANES

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Though she plays a troubled CIA agent on Homeland, shows that a White House invite is no sweat in a draped Vivienne Westwood gown, Lena Erziak clutch, Joan Hornig drop earrings and Joseph Mimi rings.

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GINNIFER GOODWIN

GINNIFER GOODWIN
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In an elaborately ruffled, recession-friendly (it’s from H&M!) gown with a black leather accent and a crystal-studded stark clutch, the actress makes a standout appearance at the dinner.

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