It was a warm and pleasant evening in New York City on May 1st, a date greatly anticipated and circled on so many calendars. This was the night of the 2nd Annual DramaFever Awards. Fans who came out to attend this live event participated in an exciting evening of cheering for favorite nominees and award winners and giving a heartfelt welcome to special guests Park Shin Hye, Kang Gary, Chris Wang, and beautiful host Arden Cho. Let's take a closer look at what celebrities and fans wore for this extraordinary occasion.

Park Shin Hye looked very much the starlet in a black dress and took on an indigo sheen under the stage lights. Her dress featured a lace bodice and sleeves and elegant lace fabric overlay that extended below the knee (more about the lace trend here). Black stilettos completed the glamorous look.


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Later in the evening she changed into black slacks and a black and white ruffled top with wide stripes and an abstract animal print design. The actress wore a yellow ribbon and asked fans to pray with Korea for the victims of the Sewol ferry accident.


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Host Arden Cho stepped up to the stage microphone in a very feminine one piece white dress that mimicked the slim waist and wide cut of a classic skater skirt. She also wore a lovely necklace and earrings. During the evening she made another wardrobe change to a dazzling white sequined body-hugging dress with a single strap comprised of multiple strands and adornments.


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Later she looked every bit the international star appearing in a strapless mermaid fit and flair full length dress in a gorgeous shade of royal blue.


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The gentlemen also commanded attention when they took the stage. Actor Chris Wang was an invited guest and presenter of several awards. Kang Gary from the popular variety show Running Man! appeared on stage to accept awards for Best Variety Show for Running Man! and for Best Kiss. Gary made a big impression wearing a black suit coat with leather stripe detailing. Chris looked very handsome in a tuxedo.


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As for the fans, DramaFever devotees who had purchased tickets made their way to the Highline Ballroom in Manhattan as early as an hour and a half before the doors opened at 7:00pm. Outside along the sidewalk, fans began forming a long line that stretched almost the length of the city block. It was a very special occasion, and fans dressed up for it. Let’s meet some of them.


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This stylish group - Mary, Justine, Amanda, Ting Ting, Samantha, and Kayla - wore dresses that reflected fun and sophistication.


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Dasha looked fashion forward and lovely in a brightly colored Spring jacket and patterned maxi skirt. Tom wore a shirt and polka dot bow tie, jacket, pocket kerchief and taupe trousers. The over-the-shoulder bag is a nice touch and very practical too.

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Miranda, Sarah and Dayenny's dress code for the evening was color-blocked black, navy, and/or white with well-chosen accessories.


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More smiling and cheerful fans…


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Everyone was feeling fine on a clear night that held the promise stars would be coming out, in the sky and on the stage…


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Good-humored ticket holders appeared ready for a night of celebration, taking selfies and waving glow sticks for the fun of it!…


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Dresses and heels in bright colors, outfits, suits and jackets in basic black - examples of effortless style were all around.


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Who do you think won the awards for best dressed celebrity and best outfitted fan!? Share your comments below.


LilySuzuki is an American who lived in Japan for 6 years and considers Tokyo a second home.She also worked in Bali, Indonesia for 2 years. A blogger on Asian cultures and trends, she’s a big fan of Kpop, Jpop, anime and Korean dramas.

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