Welcome to a special fashion edition of the Best, Worst, And WTF Fashion from the White House Correspondent’s Dinner! Lots of celebs showed up to listen to President Obama talk and to generally just look fabulous — let’s be honest, this dinner isn’t really about much. I mean, Jessica Simpson was there. So who looked utterly glam? And who had a big makeup mishap?
Go through the looks and tell me who you thought had the BEST, WORST, and most WTF look of the night!
Barack Obama has ushered in a whole new level of cool to the presidency, making appearances on late night chat shows, giving well-humoured speeches and basically just being completely accessible in a way this country hasn’t ever seen in a leader. While I’m sort of torn on how I feel about that in a philosophical way – should the leader of the free world lower himself to doing comedy bits? – on surface level, I find him completely charming and endearing and a lot of fun.
That being said, his appearance on Zach Galifianakis‘ Funny or Die series Between Two Ferns is hilarious… mostly. Some of the Healthcare.gov plugging falls a bit flat, but the deadpan delivery on both Obama’s and Zach’s part are great. I love the cracks (which are made by pretty much every guest) about Zach being “fat” (because uh… he’s not, at least not anymore) and loving to eat, I love the jokes about how awful The Hangover 3 was, etc. Solid.
Generally, I just like that Obama wants to engage the younger generation in ways that other politicians haven’t. Sure, I’m aware that he is indeed a politician with an agenda to push, but I also think he’s more earnest than some who have come before and I’m a fan of a lot of – but certainly not all – of what he’s doing.
Is this real life? President Obama and Katy Perry had a lovely little twitter exchange last night during the MTV VMAs. Obama tweeted,
If you’re one of millions of young Americans w/out health insurance, you can get affordable coverage starting Oct. 1 http://OFA.BO/Healthcare
Which Katy then retweeted. Obama responded to that with,
Thanks for spreading the word. #ROAR MT @katyperry: RT @BarackObama: Get affordable coverage starting Oct. 1 http://OFA.BO/Healthcare
Damn, for better or worse, we’ve come a long way since the Reagan years. Never thought I’d see a President use social media so brilliantly.
Katy performed “Roar” last night at the show, right under the Brooklyn Bridge. I was underwhelmed, but I still love her dearly.
(Above photo is of Katy, her grandmother, and Obama, from 2012.)