Essential Viewing: The Week in Pictures

Essential ViewingA Look Back...This was a major week for politicians as well as Hollywood celebrities. President Barack Obama delivered his hopeful annual State of the Union address, while Joy Bryant, Terrence Howard, and more hit the wintery slopes of Utah for the Sundance Film Festival. Plus, several legendary models reunited for the Tribute to the Models of Versailles 1973 event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Take a look back at the week in photos...Michelle ObamaFirst Lady Michelle Obama wore a Rachel Roy dove gray number to this week's State of the Union Address on Tuesday. She also wore a black and white ribbon in honor of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.Joan SmallsJoan Smalls worked Paris' runway at the Christian Dior Show. Fierce!Will and Jada SmithWill and Jada Smith have a private moment on set Willow's new music video, "21st Century Girl." Love these two!Willow SmithWillow Smith shot the music video for her newest single "21st Century Girl" this week.Robin ThickeRobin Thicke got into the groove with a conga recently at W Retreat & Spa-Vieques Island for the kick-off of the W Vieques Symmetry Live Unplugged series.UsherUsher attended this year's NRJ Music Awards in Cannes, France.Terrence and Michelle HowardTerrence Howard and his wife Michelle Ghent Howard were spotted at the Nintendo 3DS gifting suite at the Sundance Film Festival.Jessie Williams and Joy BryantJesse Williams raised a glass to toast friend Joy Bryant as she was honored at a Dinner with Bevy Smith at Sundance.Danny Glover and Bevy SmithDanny Glover and Bevy Smith were all smiles at the Dinner with Bevy Smith event at the Sundance Film Festival..Nicki MinajNicki Minaj concluded her London takeover this week. Here, she is arriving to the Landmark hotel in London after her and her entourage were kicked out of her first hotel.Ne-YoNe-Yo took the stage this week, performing overseas in Jakarta, Indonesia.Kerry WashingtonKerry Washington wore a stunning Herve Leger dress and Rene Caovilla shoes at the 22nd Annual Producers Guild Awards.Joy Bryant"Parenthood" star Joy Bryant enjoyed the slopes in Park City, Utah, during the Sundance Film Festival.Harry BelafonteHarry Belafonte attended "The Last Mountain" premiere party at The Yard during in Park City, Utah during the Sundance Film Festival..Alek WekAlek Wek turned Manhattan's sidewalk into her own catwalk. See her out braving the bad weather.Models of Versailles LuncheonModels Amina Warsuma, Norma Jean Darden, Pat Cleveland, fashion designer Stephen Burrows, models Charlene Dash, Alva Chin, China Machado, Billie Blair, and Bethann Hardison attend the Tribute To The Models Of Versailles 1973 at The Metropolitan Museum Of Art this week.Models of Versailles LuncheonPat Cleveland, Oscar de la Renta, Donna Karan, and Iman attend the Tribute To The Models Of Versailles 1973 at The Metropolitan Museum Of Art. What a fabulous reunion!EstelleEstelle was on-hand to celebrate the original Models of Versailles this week.Cicely TysonKeeping warm in her fur, Cicely Tyson attended the Tribute to The Models Of Versailles 1973 at The Metropolitan Museum Of Art.Zoe SalandaZoe Saldana attended the Hope Brunch for 'Espwa' in Park City, Utah.Mo'NiqueOscar-winning actress Mo'Nique was on hand to announce the 83rd Academy Awards Nominations Announcement this week.Thandie NewtonThandie Newton attended InStyle's Best Of British Talent Party in London, England. Fabulous Thandie!June AmbroseThe always-fashionable June Ambrose was a guest on Martha Stewart's radio show at SIRIUS XM Studio.Iman and Isaac MizrahiIman and Isaac Mizrahi visited Martha Stewart Living Radio at SIRIUS XM Studio this week.Kanye West and George CondoPainter George Condo and Kanye West attended George's VIP Opening Reception at the New Museum in NYC. Condo is the artist behind Kanye's album cover for "My Beauutiful Dark Twisted Fantasy."Yvette Nicole BrownYvette Nicole Brown visited ESSENCE to promote her show "Community" on NBC.Michelle Obama and Oprah WinfreyMichelle Obama was Oprah's special guest on Thursday's show. The two discussed the sacrifices military families make.Angela SimmonsAngela Simmons rocked a silky black mini dress to the MTV Staying Alive Fundraising and farewell event in London.Lauryn HillLauryn Hill put on a show at Harry O's for the EXPRESS Rocks event at Sundance Film Festival.Michelle ObamaFirst Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden attend the funeral service for Sargent Shriver at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Potomac, Maryland.Alicia Keys and Swizz BeatzAlicia Keys and Swizz Beatz sat courtside at the NY Knicks vs. Miami Heat game on Thursday night.

This was a major week for politicians as well as Hollywood celebrities. President Barack Obama delivered his hopeful annual State of the Union address, while Joy Bryant, Terrence Howard, and more hit the wintery slopes of Utah for the Sundance Film Festival. Plus, several legendary models reunited for the Tribute to the Models of Versailles 1973 event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Take a look back at the week in photos...

First Lady Michelle Obama wore a Rachel Roy dove gray number to this week's State of the Union Address on Tuesday. She also wore a black and white ribbon in honor of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

Joan Smalls worked Paris' runway at the Christian Dior Show. Fierce!

Will and Jada Smith have a private moment on set Willow's new music video, "21st Century Girl." Love these two!

Willow Smith shot the music video for her newest single "21st Century Girl" this week.

Robin Thicke got into the groove with a conga recently at W Retreat & Spa-Vieques Island for the kick-off of the W Vieques Symmetry Live Unplugged series.

Usher attended this year's NRJ Music Awards in Cannes, France.

Terrence Howard and his wife Michelle Ghent Howard were spotted at the Nintendo 3DS gifting suite at the Sundance Film Festival.

Jesse Williams raised a glass to toast friend Joy Bryant as she was honored at a Dinner with Bevy Smith at Sundance.

Danny Glover and Bevy Smith were all smiles at the Dinner with Bevy Smith event at the Sundance Film Festival..

Nicki Minaj concluded her London takeover this week. Here, she is arriving to the Landmark hotel in London after her and her entourage were kicked out of her first hotel.

Ne-Yo took the stage this week, performing overseas in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Kerry Washington wore a stunning Herve Leger dress and Rene Caovilla shoes at the 22nd Annual Producers Guild Awards.

"Parenthood" star Joy Bryant enjoyed the slopes in Park City, Utah, during the Sundance Film Festival.

Harry Belafonte attended "The Last Mountain" premiere party at The Yard during in Park City, Utah during the Sundance Film Festival..

Alek Wek turned Manhattan's sidewalk into her own catwalk. See her out braving the bad weather.

Models Amina Warsuma, Norma Jean Darden, Pat Cleveland, fashion designer Stephen Burrows, models Charlene Dash, Alva Chin, China Machado, Billie Blair, and Bethann Hardison attend the Tribute To The Models Of Versailles 1973 at The Metropolitan Museum Of Art this week.

Pat Cleveland, Oscar de la Renta, Donna Karan, and Iman attend the Tribute To The Models Of Versailles 1973 at The Metropolitan Museum Of Art. What a fabulous reunion!

Estelle was on-hand to celebrate the original Models of Versailles this week.

Keeping warm in her fur, Cicely Tyson attended the Tribute to The Models Of Versailles 1973 at The Metropolitan Museum Of Art.

Zoe Saldana attended the Hope Brunch for 'Espwa' in Park City, Utah.

Oscar-winning actress Mo'Nique was on hand to announce the 83rd Academy Awards Nominations Announcement this week.

Thandie Newton attended InStyle's Best Of British Talent Party in London, England. Fabulous Thandie!

The always-fashionable June Ambrose was a guest on Martha Stewart's radio show at SIRIUS XM Studio.

Iman and Isaac Mizrahi visited Martha Stewart Living Radio at SIRIUS XM Studio this week.

Painter George Condo and Kanye West attended George's VIP Opening Reception at the New Museum in NYC. Condo is the artist behind Kanye's album cover for "My Beauutiful Dark Twisted Fantasy."

Yvette Nicole Brown visited ESSENCE to promote her show "Community" on NBC.

Michelle Obama was Oprah's special guest on Thursday's show. The two discussed the sacrifices military families make.

Angela Simmons rocked a silky black mini dress to the MTV Staying Alive Fundraising and farewell event in London.

Lauryn Hill put on a show at Harry O's for the EXPRESS Rocks event at Sundance Film Festival.

First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden attend the funeral service for Sargent Shriver at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Potomac, Maryland.

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz sat courtside at the NY Knicks vs. Miami Heat game on Thursday night.

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