International Fashion Show at State gorgeous-woman-of-50-years-in-the-studioDepartment Combines Glamour & Diplomacy - Wharton Club Members & Guests (Female & Male) Invited

Women Ambassadors & Ambassadors' Wives from Nearly 20 Nations and Five Continents Around the World Bring Fashion to the Forefrontyoung-beautiful-fashionable-girl-wearing-stylish-blue-color-aviator-sunglasses--pink-suede-hat--earrings--biker-jacket.-model-posing-in-street-with-flowering-trees.-spring-fashion-concept

  • The Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) presents Glamour & Diplomacy, a fashion show debuting women ambassadors and wives of ambassadors in cutting-edge fashion by contemporary designers from around the world, on April 9, 2019, at 10:30 am, at the U.S. Department of State. "Washington, DC is a large multicultural and political hub. It is strategically located to make a significant impact on the fashion industry," said Sheila Switzer, Program Chair at AAFSW and primary host of the event.
  • The program features styles from over a dozen countries from five continents, infashion-model-in-gold-dress--beauty-woman-posing-over-flying-waving-cloth--girl-with-yellow-dynamic-silk-fabriccluding:
    • the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Moldova, Romania, Hungary, Nepal, Mexico, Canada, Equatorial Guinea, Malta, Uzbekistan, India, Azerbaijan, Paraguay, Peru, Iraq, Botswana, Mozambique, the United States, among others.
    • The Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States, Hynek Kmonicek, will moderate portrait-of-charming-multiracial-young-women-posing-studio.-happy-african-american-young-woman-in-centre-with-asian-and-caucasian-girls-on-side.-isolated-on-white-backgroundthe event, drawing attention to the beauty of each country, innovative designer dresses, and model women leaders walking the runway. "Our city offers an opportunity for designers from around the world to introduce their styles to one of the most prestigious international and diplomatic communities in the world ... Stay tuned Paris, New York and Miami - the new, emerging center for diplomacy and fashion is Washington, DC," said Jan Du Plain, event co-host and founder of Du Plain Global Enterprises. The event strives to bring together the diplomatic and political communities with fashion industry influencers.
  • "Strong women leaders are embracing fashion because it's a powerful diplomatic tool as well as a way to highlight the modern, sophisticated style of one's respective country," said Indira Gumarova, event co-host, founder of Diplomacy & Fashion and wife of the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States. "Fashion is bipartisan," said Gumarova. "First Ladies such as Melania Trumafrican-female-models-posing-in-dressesp and Michelle Obama have used fashion to create a statement and change the lives of up-and-coming designers." The event is presented by the Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW), in collaboration with Jan Du Plain of Du Plain Global Enterprises, Diplomacy & Fashion Founder Indira Gumarova, and the Wharton Club of DC..
  • Directions: Please come to the 23rd Street NW entrance of the Department of State (between C & D Streets, south of Virginia Ave. NW). After going through security, go up the ramp and through the heavy double doors to the 23rd Street lobby, where one of our members will check you in at a table on the left side of the lobby.mighty-colors.-colorful-fashion-model-in-beauty-dress
  • We will start at 10:30 a.m. with a social time (with light food, coffee and tea), followed by the presentation beginning at 11:00 a.m. and concluding at 12:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing you.
  • Register: 25 for President's Club & Lifetime Members, 50/person for other Members & Guests

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9:30AM - 12:30PM Tue 9 Apr 2019 ( Timezone: Eastern )


U.S. State Department
Dean Acheson Auditorium 2201 - 23rd Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20520 USA

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