As in the previous years, this time too, the White House Correspondents' Dinner was more about Hollywood star power than politics. While some of the entertainment world's most beautiful people attended the soiree, President Barack Obama managed to steal the show with a stand-up comedy routine during his speech which poked fun at Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and the Republican Party... even referencing the Red Wedding from the Game Of Thrones.
The star-studded evening saw music, television and filmdom's most popular faces from Will Smith and Jada Pinket to Priyanka Chopra. It was a surprise to see Kendal Jenner at the gathering, not to mention DJ Khaled. From across the pond, Emma Watson, Hellen Mirren and Michelle Dockery were also in attendance. Carrie Fisher decided to bring her therapy dog Gary to the event and the little French bulldog quickly became a red carpet hit.
IBTimes UK takes a look at some of the best dressed at this year's "nerd prom".
The young model made heads turn in a simple yet sexy black Vivienne Westwood number paired with strappy heels and a chunky bling choker.
UN Women's Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson paired a strapless floral dress-top with ankle-length pants courtesy Osman.
The Think Like A Man actress was all sparkle in a blue and black embellished Naeem Khan gown.
The Victoria's Secret model brought her trademark sexiness to the formal event in a Juan Carlos Obando red gown that had a thigh high slit showing off her tanned legs.
The Scandal lead opted to skip the gown for a knee-length Victoria by Victoria Beckham dress with a ruffled skirt. She paired it with simple double strapped sandals and a matching black clutch.
Model Emily Ratajkowski chose to walk the red carpet in a Monique Lhullier embroidered floral gown that had sheer detailing on the front and a open back.
Gugu Mbatha Raw
Another one in floral. Gugu Mbatha Raw wore a Lela Rose gown with front and side sheer panelling.
Model Karlie Kloss attended the event wearing a Derek Lam white and off-white Greecian styled gown along with a golden clutch and matching gold hoop earrings.
The Indian actress and face of TV drama Quantico, Priyanka Chopra wore a Zuhair Murad tiered black gown with which showed off some serious cleavage.
Thor actress Jaimie Alexander opted for a black Christian Siriano gown with a sweet-heart neckline and dramatic ruffled trail. A simple diamond necklace accentuated her look.