When Politics Meets Prada: Claire Danes and Kate Mara’s White House Correspondants Dinner Outfits of Choice


The White House Correspondents Dinner or “Nerd Prom,” the dinner is affectionately called, brought together a unique group of people: in attendance were political power players, the journalists who cover all of their moves and the actors who pretend to be them on TV. Interestingly, both Claire Danes and Kate Mara star in TV dramas fictionally based in Washington and chose to wear Prada to the event!

Danes, who plays a CIA intelligence officer working in Counterterrorism on Homeland, wore a light blue silk crepe cross-back dress made even better–if you can imagine–with the Swarovski crystal tridimensional embroidery. Mara, a political reporter on the Netflix hit, House of Cards, also wore silk, but she chose a white sable three quarter sleeve dress with a decorative bow. Her clutch was Prada, too. It was the perfect addition, green satin with stones encrusted.

What do you think of each of the looks?