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Washingtonian’s Style Setters 2009

For this year’s “best dressed” feature, we set out to find confidently fashionable Washingtonians. These 18 men and women are comfortable in their skin and know what makes them look good.

Wednesday night, The Washingtonian held a party in honor of the 2009 Style Setters at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel rooftop. View pictures of the party by clicking here

Read on to find out more about this year's group of Style Setters. 
 

For this year’s “best dressed” feature, we set out to find confidently fashionable Washingtonians. These 18 men and women are comfortable in their skin and know what makes them look good. There are other bright fashion lights in Washington (hello, Desirée Rogers), but this mix of well-known and under-the-radar style devotees shows that Washington isn’t, as the joke goes, “Hollywood for ugly people.” We also asked those who know our style setters what makes their sartorial choices so special.

Check out our video below of some of the most stylish folks in Washington. To see the full spread, head here.

Also, for a behind-the-scenes look at the three-day photo shoot, check out our video below.

Next: Find out what clothes and designers some of our style setters were wearing during the photo shoot.

Want to know more about the clothes some of our style setters were wearing during the photo shoot? We've got a list below:

Rich Amons: Green wool military-style jacket by Boss, available at Saks Fifth Avenue Men's Store, Mazza Galerie; wool cable knit sweater by Ermenegildo Zegna, Tysons Galleria; orange cotton pants by Bonobos, available at Bonobos.com.

Sanju Bansal: Gray wool jacket and pants by Prada, available at Neiman Marcus, Tysons Galleria; pink cotton shirt by Thomas Pink, Tysons Galleria; orange paisley silk tie by Ike Bahar for Neiman Marcus, available at Neiman Marcus Tysons Galleria.

Sharon Dougherty: Gray and black wool dress by Gucci, available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Chevy Chase; gold cuff and onyx-and-gold ring by Dina Mackey Designs.

Lynda Erkiletian: Gray silk dress by Pauw, and black leather sandals by Lanvin, both available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Chevy Chase.

Shamim Jawad: Burgundy wool sweater, and velvet/silk skirt by Oscar de la Renta; suede pumps by Prada, all available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Chevy Chase.

Mariam Karim: Black and green silk dress by Lutz, available at Hu's Wear in Georgetown, and black leather gladiator boots by Donna Karan, available at Hu's Shoes in Georgetown.

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