Staying on the boss lady path means pushing boundaries everyday you didn’t know existed. As daylight shades the world ever more complex, turning to clean silhouettes and feminine tones is like style binging on comfort food. My wardrobe is fast becoming (insert large quantity of favorite food, e.x., a pizza factory.) This is how I ended up in a darling blush pink, loud-shouldered dress at the French Embassy’s “Beyond the Little Black Dress” fashion show.
I found myself sitting accross the runway from Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, who honored the theme in a regal floor-length, high-collared embroidered piece. Her statuesque figure beamed in the creamy number evoking the near east. As designs came down the runway, the influencers and the influential became immersed in an art form that did not involve reaching across the isle, simply across the catwalk. Looks for a woman at every stage of the day were presented – from exquisite lingerie to dresses fashioned from metal imitating armor. The annual Beyond the LBD show highlighted facets of the woman, through art, to raise funding for cultural programs at the Embassy.
The French Connection dress I wore was intuitively chosen. It was first adorned on the National Mall at my college graduation, keynoted by FLOTUS Michelle Obama. After all these years, its timelessness has never been more apparent. Like a dose of class or elegance to get you through the dark, this dress was the perfect ode to going beyond the LBD. Art broke that dark barrier.
Photos by Majd Kanawati.
Curated Pieces: Feminine Tones & Clean Silhouettes