Lady Mary Goes To Washington

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Oooh, don’t you look divine, Michelle Dockery!

The Downton Abbey star walked the red carpet at tonight’s White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, held at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C.  The organization is made up of journalists who cover the White and the President of the United States (it operations independently of the White House).

Dockery wore a violet purple peplum gown with chiffon inlay and a belt from Elie Saab‘s Fall/Winter 2013-2014 ready-to-wear collection.

Conan O’Brien hosted the light-hearted event, according to Huffington Post,