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Fashion Night Ignites: The Hidden Language of Diplomacy

The Embassies of the Czech Republic, Malta, and Slovenia presented Fashion Night Ignites, an evening runway show featuring PONER, Charles & Ron, Maja Stamol, Burnett New York, and Dur Doux, at the historic Perry Belmont House on March 23, 2019.

“Fashion Night Ignites showcased cutting-edge fashion designers rarely seen in Washington to rekindle the city’s passion for fashion,” said Indira Gumarova, founder of Diplomacy & Fashion and wife of the Ambassador of the Czech Republic Hynek Kmoníček.

The post-fashion celebration highlighted each of the countries’ cultures, cocktails, and cuisine via “A Night in Prague, Ljubljana, and Valletta” with music curated by Madonna’s favorite DJ Enferno. The event brought together over 250 guests from the global diplomatic and political communities with international fashion influencers.

“In diplomacy, fashion is as important as language. It is just as powerful,” said Indira Gumarova. “Moreover, it offers the most bi-partisan approach across many layers of society.”

The event raised awareness for the National Register of Historic Places, a nonprofit close to the heart of former First Lady and style maven Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and the Perry Belmont House Foundation.

“This event is only the beginning," said Zarah Burstein, co-chair of Fashion Night Ignites. “We are already planning the next fashion presentation, bringing international designers on the heels of the better-known fashion weeks to showcase their collection in our Nation’s Capital.”

The event was produced in partnership with Adore Fleurs, Bell Helicopter Textron Inc, David Yurman, Imperia Caviar, Kimpton Carlyle Hotel DuPont Circle, Lamborghini, Party Rentals LLC, Summit Event Production, Type A, SweatNGlow, Uber as well as the Embassy of the Czech Republic, Embassy of Malta, and Embassy of Slovenia. Backstage support in partnership with Green & Blue Studio, Jerome Obry and Trish McEvoy.

Embassy of the Czech Republic presenting Poner
Embassy of Malta presenting Charles & Ron
Embassy of Slovenia presenting Maja Stamol
Design House based in New York City - Burnett NY
Design House based in Washington, DC - Dur Doux

About Diplomacy and Fashion:
Diplomacy & Fashion is a celebration of global nations and cultures, bringing together diplomacy, fashion, and philanthropy. The mission is to promote up-and-coming designers from different countries around the world. Diplomacy & Fashion envisions the creation of an exclusive network with an emphasis on fashion and the future of the industry in the center of the world’s diplomacy. Fashion Night Ignites, co-chaired by Indira Gumarova and Zarah Burstein, launches fashion to the forefront of diplomacy in Washington, DC.

About the Perry Belmont House Foundation:
The Perry Belmont House Foundation preserves and promotes the Perry Belmont House as a significant example of Beaux-Arts style architecture in Washington, providing public access programs in one of DC’s architecturally and historically hidden gems. http://perrybelmonthouse.org/foundation

A 3D virtual tour of the Perry Belmont House is available at: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=7CaCuX6TQvZ

About the National Register of Historic Places:
The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the United States’ historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.

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