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Sean John fashion show at Cipriani's in Manhattan.

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 | PhotosJennifer S. Altman