Great Gowns Galore At The Inaugural Balls!

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The Inaugural Balls last night brought out some amazing fashions, a few head-scratchers, and a whole lotta love!


The Good:

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Was Michelle Obama's Jason Wu (which I've already heard called "bridal" and "toga-like") the gown of our dreams? Maybe not, but she looked stunning. Here, at the Western Ball.


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How gorgeously festive is Jill Biden at the Commander in Chief's Ball?


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Kerry Washington - at the Creative Coalition Ball at the Harman Center- heats things up a few degrees!


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Love, love, love how much fun Marisa Tomei - at CC - is having with this!


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Speaking of retro! Beyonce was Etta James-glam at the Neighborhood Ball!


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Anne Hathaway (at Creative Coalition)does classic glam like a pro.


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Amy Brenneman (at the Inaugural Purple Ball at the Fairmont Hotel) is a brave woman in 30's-style silk!


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Heather Graham's CC gown is subdued, but undeniably elegant.


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Alfre Woodard (at the Harman) is absolutely pristine.


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I love the boldness of Susan Sarandon (at CC) doing menswear!


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At Creative Coalition: Kim Raver rocks the ethereal trend to good affect!


The Bad:

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Danielle Bisutti's Purple Ball gown is like "Poison" perfume in dress form. If that's what you're going for...!


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Rachael Leigh Cook's CC gown has about ten too many tiers.


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Another ruffly choice: Ashley Judd's PB pick reminds me of the toilet paper gowns I used to make my dolls!


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Loving Shani Rigsbee's squash-like color choice for the PB, but why so tight?


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I like plenty about Kate Walsh's CC dress...but what's with the belt notches?!


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Not having just tons of Ball experience, maybe I'm missing something, but...

Wouldn't Anne Hathaway be tripping over the long train thing in the front of her dress? Or is the plan to sweep it to the side and let it trail (drag) gracefully to the side?

Because if it's a Grace thing, yeah. I don't have that.