Style Setters 2009: Alma Powell

Eighteen of Washington’s most stylish people show their best stuff.

By: Jill Hudson

Photograph by Matthew Worden.

Alma Powell

Chair of America’s Promise Alliance and an author

“Alma’s style is classic and tailored, but she’s never stuffy. She’s a very smart, deliberative, strategic woman, and she dresses that way. If she has three things to do that day, she sees to it that she’s dressed appropriately for each. She’s also never flustered. That comes from her self-confidence.”

—Marie Mattson, vice president of development at the Kennedy Center