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By Ella Mitchell, Contributing News Editor • June 14, 2024

Photos: D.C. Fashion Week wraps up with fashion show at French Embassy

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Sophia Young | Photographer
The fashion show – held on the last day of D.C. Fashion Week – featured collections from eight designers at the French Embassy.

Updated: Oct. 1, 2019 at 8:48 p.m.

Models sported feathered hats, bright summer colors and floral gowns at the French Embassy Sunday.

The 31st International Couture Collections show featured work from eight designers presented on a turf runway and floral backdrop at the embassy. Designers showcased their 2020 spring and summer collections to close out the 15th anniversary of D.C. Fashion Week.

Designers ranged from 7-year-old Fernandita Salazar – who showcased her “Lace Chimera” collection – to 77-year-old Eileen Breyer Millinery who presented her collection of couture hats. Other designers included Salman Haye from Pakistan and Ray Vincente, who dedicated his collection to celebrate West African heritage.

Ean Williams, the founder of D.C. Fashion Week, ended the show with his Corjor International collection.

In case you missed it, here are some photos from the night:

[gwh_image id=”1098915″ credit=”Sophia Young | Photographer” align=”none” size=”embedded-img”]D.C. Fashion Week ended at the French Embassy with a fashion show Sunday. The model is wearing a piece by designer Deborah Mack.[/gwh_image]

[gwh_image id=”1099019″ credit=”Sophia Young | Photographer” align=”none” size=”embedded-img”]A model turns on the runway wearing a piece by Eileen L. Bleyer Millinery.[/gwh_image]

[gwh_image id=”1099020″ credit=”Sophia Young | Photographer” align=”none” size=”embedded-img”]Jose Alberto Ucles, the commissioner of the D.C. Commission of Arts and Humanities, poses at the end of the runway.[/gwh_image]

[gwh_image id=”1098916″ credit=”Sophia Young | Photographer” align=”none” size=”embedded-img”]A model walks down the runway wearing a floral dress from the Corjor International collection, designed by D.C. Fashion Week founder Ean Williams.[/gwh_image]

This post was updated to correct the following:
In the photo captions, The Hatchet incorrectly reported the names of the designers for each collection. The captions are corrected. The Hatchet also misspelled Eileen L. Bleyer Millinery’s name. The name is now spelled correctly. We regret these errors.

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