"Elle" Honors Washington's Powerful Women

The honored women with their hosts: Laura Denise Bisogniero, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Julianna Smoot, Roberta Armani, Heather Podesta, Ambassador Bisogniero, Juleanna Glover, Robbie Myers, Sheila Johnson, Hilda Solis, and Jennifer Hing. The other three honorees, Christiana Amanpour, Norah O’Donnell, and Susan Rice, did not attend. Photograph by Jeff Martin.

Another woman of power in Washington: Buffy Cafritz. Photograph by Jeff Martin.

Cocktails in the main hall of the Villa Firenze, a Washington mansion that once belonged to Polly Guggenheim. Photograph by Jeff Martin.

The dining room before guests were seated, a vision of white on white and beautiful light. Photograph by Jeff Martin.

Ambassador Bisogniero and Robbie Myers of Elle make welcoming remarks to the guests. Photograph by Jeff Martin.

Elle’s Robbie Myers listens to Susan Blumenthal. Photograph by Jeff Martin.

ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper with media publicist Tammy Haddad. Photograph by Jeff Martin.

Linda and Tom Daschle, a former Senate majority leader. Photograph by Jeff Martin.

Robbie Myers and Roberta Armani, who is the niece of Giorgio Armani. Photograph by Jeff Martin.

Roberta Armani. To her right is Sheila Johnson and her husband, Judge William Newman. Photograph by Jeff Martin.

Waiters from Cafe Milano, a restaurant favored by Ambassador Bisogniero. Photograph by Jeff Martin.

The Villa Firenze, viewed from the lawn, glowing in twilight. Photograph by Jeff Martin.

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