Michelle Monaghan's Weekend Diary: The White House Correspondents' Dinner
This past weekend, actress Michelle Monaghan scored one of the toughest tickets in town—a seat at the annual star-studded White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington, D.C., and she took InStyle along for the ride.
“I am so proud to go to the White House Correspondents' Dinner and to have the opportunity to speak on a panel about how we can empower our nation's veterans,” Monaghan tells InStyle. “Veterans’ issues are a cause near and dear to my heart as a result of my work in Fort Bliss! Hooah!!”
For the fancy fête, Monoghan chose a red and black combo garnet bustier gown from the Prabal Gurung fall 2015 collection. “Who let us backstage?! #WHCD” she wrote while snapping a quick pic with models Hannah Davis and Chrissy Teigen (photoabove).
From the outfits she took on her trip to the stars she posed with backstage, we’ve got all the details on her stylish weekend (and see more from the weekend on Twitter, @RealMonaghan).
Michelle Monaghan Boards Her Flight to D.C.
The next adventure begins now. I found this keychain in a bookstore. It's dorky, but true! Here I come, D.C.! #WHCD
Monaghan Arrives to D.C. In A Chic Coat
Chanel goes with everything.
She made sure not to forget her favorite accessories.
Monaghan's Beauty Secret? Lipstick.
Monaghan Stops to Pose With Close Friend Katie Couric
I love this woman! Katie is beautiful, smart, fun, and funny! I've known her for years and we always have a giggle!
Day 2: power breakfast
First stop, a panel on veterans and women in the military with The Atlantic. Second stop, the White House Correspondents' Dinner!
Monaghan in her Capitol-ready frock.
Before Dinner, Monaghan Dons Her Favorite Scent
My favorite perfume is Tom Ford Lavender Palm, but I only use it sparingly since it's discontinued. Don't you hate when that happens?
Ready to Slip on Baubles.
I'm in jewelry heaven! Thank you, Tiffany & Co!
Monaghan Finally Met Dana Bash
I got to meet her! Dana Bash from CNN. Respect.
Celebrating with Veep's Timothy Simons
True Detective meets Veep!
in good company
Gabourey Sidibe, Darby Stanchfield, Connie Nielsen and I! I love meeting so many inspiring, smart, beautiful, and fun women.
backstage at the dinner
Who let us backstage? Here I am with Hannah Davis and Chrissy Teigen.
That's A Wrap!
Peace out, D.C.! A marvelous evening. See you next year.