But when the big day finally arrived, there were moments that surprised everyone in the fashion industry. There was Beyonce with orange nails, President Obama's curiously smooth visage, Michelle Obama belting her Thom Browne with a low-budget J. Crew belt and Katy Perry showing up in Rodarte.
And then there was Justice Scalia's hat.
Check out the off-the-cuff reactions of several fashion industry heavyweights. Do you agree with their fashion assessments?
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