06/11/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Barack Obama At White House Correspondents' Dinner: Wears Long Tie To Black Tie Event (PHOTOS, POLL)

***Scroll down for slideshow, poll, and update!***

This past Saturday, President Barack Obama attended the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner, a traditionally black tie affair. And while President Obama's tie was certainly black, it was, however, long.

Was this a fashion faux pas? Or was it merely a youthful president exuding some personal style?

Take a look at the slideshow below and scroll down past it for the poll!

See photos of Michelle's hot pink ensemble.

Photos by Getty and AP.

Barack Obama Long Tie WHCD

UPDATE: After doing a little more research, we've discovered that President Obama was not alone in the long-tie camp. He was, however, in the minority. His companions included:

Secretary Robert Gibbs
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
Kyle McLaughlin

And the opposing (bow-tie) party was a veritable mix of media men, politicians, and Hollywood stars, such as:

Ashton Kutcher
Wolf Blizter
Rev. Al Sharpton

Mayor Bloomberg (who opted for a bright royal blue!)
Chris Matthews
Matthew Settle
, otherwise known as Rufus Humphrey on the hit show Gossip Girl
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Former Somali Pirate Hostage, Capt. Richard Phillips
Steven Spielberg

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