Last Saturday (May 9), the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) held the long-established dinner for US President Barack Obama and the first lady of the country, Michelle Obama.
This tradition originated way back in 1920s and it has been recorded that the very first WHCA dinner was graced by Calvin Coolidge (1024). As a rule, this occasion requires the attendance of US President and Vice President. Since then, the dinner is customarily held every last Saturday of April at the Washington Hilton.
Before World War II, the annual dinner highlights include singing between meals, a home-produced movie and an hour-long, post-dinner show with famous performers. However, these past few year years the attendees were entertained by a comedian roasting the President.
This 2009, stars came down from their pedestal and gathered to toast for the First Family. Let’s have a sneak preview of the red carpet fashion during the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner.
Michelle Obama in pink sheath dress by Michael Kors
Natalie Portman in black Balenciaga gown
Eva Longoria Parker in pink-ruffled Ports 1961 gown
Alicia Keys in white dress with ninja stars
Tyra Banks in her black number
Natasha Bedingfield in a sparkling silver dress
Rachel Leigh Cook in a metallic gown
Padma Lakshmi in see-through scarlet gown