Fab or Fail: Jennifer Hudson and Jessica White at Art for Life Benefit

These gala guests wore summer dresses that stood out. Are you feeling their looks?

Posted: 08/09/2011 11:53 AM EDT

(Photos: MAXA/Landov; D. Salters/WENN.com)

A star-studded crowd gathered over the weekend for Russell Simmons’ 12th Annual Art for Life benefit in East Hampton, New York, that raises funds for his Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.


Jennifer Hudson serenaded guests—including the extended Simmons family, Mary J. Blige and Taraji P. Henson—wearing a Lela Rose Fall 2011 dress with brown Christian Louboutin pumps. The unexpected dress choice helped show off her new figure without completely leaving her out there. What do you think about the cut and fabric?


Jessica White also stood out in the crowd in this silk dress with odd construction. The soft gray isn’t the cheeriest choice for a summer event—and just reminds us fall’s around the corner—but it definitely made a statement with metallic heels and a black clutch.


The verdict’s out: What do you think of these outfits? Tell us in the comment section!

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