The Party Every DC Fashion Girl Wishes She Had Been Invited To

Doesn’t get more legendary than this honorary guest.

Ready for a serious case of fashion FOMO? Last night a special book signing and reception was held in honor of Pulitzer Prize-winner Robin Givhan’s new book The Battle of Versailles, a detailed dive into the night Parisian haute couture went head-to-head with the buzzy new looks and designers coming out of the United States.

The undoubtedly chic affair was hosted by Ambassador Gerard Araud, French Ambassador to the United States, at the French Residence. Givhan was there to sign books and receive accolades from DC’s well-dressed set, and former Vogue Editor-at-Large (and our favorite American’s Next Top Model judge) Andre Leon Talley was the special guest for the evening. TAA PR’s Aba Kwawu co-hosted the fête alongside sponsors Mazza Gallerie, T.H.E. Artist Agency, and Moet Hennessy.

For those who more closely follow fashion history than fashion blogging, that is a lot of star power in one room. What do you think was discussed? Were any impromptu history lessons given? For the complete low-down (and pictures!), be sure to check out Carol Joynt’s detailed recap.

Sarah is the Editor-in-Chief of Washingtonian Bride & Groom, and writes about weddings, fashion, and shopping. Her work has also appeared in Refinery29, Bethesda Magazine, and Washington City Paper, among others. She is a Georgetown University graduate, lives in Columbia Heights, and you can find her on Instagram at @washbridegroom and @sarahzlot.