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Style Setters 2009: Shamim Jawad

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

Photograph by Matthew Worden.

Shamim Jawad

Wife of Afghanistan’s ambassador to the United States

“Shamim is one of the most high-profile Afghan women in this country. She manages to be incredibly stylish and modern and, at the same time, dresses in a way that’s entirely appropriate for a woman from a Muslim country. She always makes understated choices and comes across as a woman of great substance. She’s very aware of the different streets she walks down.”

—Rachel Pearson, vice president of the Foundation for Afghanistan and president of Pearson & Associates