Sean John fashion show at Cipriani's in Manhattan.

<b>Urban Ball</b><br>
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<b>Host: </b>Chris "Ludacris" Bridges<br>
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<b>Venue: </b> <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST001288" title="Thurgood Marshall" href="/topic/arts-culture/thurgood-marshall-PEHST001288.topic">Thurgood Marshall</a> Ballroom, Marriott Wardman Hotel<br>
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<b>Crowd: </b>Millennials, first-time voters and hip-hop music fans<br>
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<b>Dress code: </b>"Dress to impress; but no jeans, no hoodies, no sneakers or ball caps will be allowed."<br>
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<b>Which means: </b>Dressy wear from Sean John to Juicy Couture, four-button suits, diamond ear studs.<br>
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<b>Quote of note: </b>"This is definitely a formal ball.  I think Ludacris will be wearing a tuxedo, for example, but the young kids who voted for the first time take more risks in their attire. We expect they'll come out wearing their finest in their own way." &mdash; Komeka Freeman, associate producer, American Music Inaugural Balls<br>
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( Jennifer S. Altman )

Urban Ball

Host: Chris "Ludacris" Bridges

Venue: Thurgood Marshall Ballroom, Marriott Wardman Hotel

Crowd: Millennials, first-time voters and hip-hop music fans

Dress code: "Dress to impress; but no jeans, no hoodies, no sneakers or ball caps will be allowed."

Which means: Dressy wear from Sean John to Juicy Couture, four-button suits, diamond ear studs.

Quote of note: "This is definitely a formal ball. I think Ludacris will be wearing a tuxedo, for example, but the young kids who voted for the first time take more risks in their attire. We expect they'll come out wearing their finest in their own way." — Komeka Freeman, associate producer, American Music Inaugural Balls

More:
They're first ladies of fashion too | Photos
The rules: What to wear to the unofficial inaugural balls
L.A. movers and shakers prep for Obama inauguration
A peek at the official 2009 Inaugural Ball sites
Obama Inauguration Events in L.A.
Is Washington the city that fashion forgot?
Lookback: Barack Obama went Hawaiian casual at Occidental College in L.A.
Michelle Obama's inaugural dress may set tone for her White House style
Obama memorabilia displayed in homes | Photos

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