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What They Wore to the Corcoran Ball (Photos)

The most well-heeled guests at the museum’s 57th annual bash.

Some of our favorite looks from this year's Corcoran Ball. Photographs by Kevin Allen.

An estimated 1,000 guests bought tickets to the annual Corcoran Ball
this year, the art museum’s 57th. We attended solely
to check out the fashions on one of Washington’s most
dressed-up nights. Done up in black tie and ballgowns, the crowd of
mostly married couples arrived to Champagne and music and
ascended the grand staircase. That’s where our photographer,
Kevin Allen, was set up to snap pictures, while associate fashion editor
Sarah Zlotnick and I picked our glamorous “victims.” We chose them not because of who they were but what they wore–a sampling of Washington’s
sense of style.