Stars Dazzle in D.C. at the 2016 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

Somewhat affectionately known as the “nerd prom,” over the years, the cool kids from Hollywood have infiltrated the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, making it a major red carpet event. The fashions this year were top-notch with a roster of A-list guests parading out in everything from gowns with structured accents to pieces boasting sheer details and even a dress/pants hybrid look. There was a lot of color on the red carpet (think a veritable rainbow of hues, including purple, pink, red, blue and a golden shade of yellow), but numerous celebs embraced black, often amping things up with embellishments or glitzy jewelry. And an Oscar winner even offered up a rather surprising tribute to Prince at the dinner. For all the evening’s fashionable highlights, scroll through the slideshow above.