Inaugural Gowns Guide 2009 Saks Fifth Avenue MD
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Check out fellow blogger K Street Kate modeling the latest inaugural fashions.
If you want to make jaws drop at one of the Inaugural balls in January, you better start shopping now. Saks Fifth Avenue in Chevy Chase has made one stop shopping possible for the Inauguration--bringing in four top designers for one presidential trunk show. "This Catherine Regher stunner is just the ticket," Katie Jaggers of Saks says as model Kate Michael twirls in a gray tafetta dress--each cuff is piled high with real Swarovski crystals.
Also on display at Saks--a floral dress is by Melinda Eng. We already know Michelle Obama favors colorful fashion--and if you do too--designer Robert Danes has a fuscia number that may interest you. New York Designer Reem Acra was showing a brilliant green chiffon dress perfect for dancing. "Different, but very fun."
While the designer dresses start at about $3,700, we found some right off the rack at Saks for about $400. (They're having a huge sale). Not sure what to wear with the gown-- Saks has eight personal shoppers to outfit you from head to toe. "It's really about whatever feels good to you--whatever makes you feel powerful, special and beautiful." And at least your dress won't wind up on display in the Smithsonian like Michelle OBama's will.
Here are a couple of local stores featuring Inaugural fashions right now:
Neiman Marcus--5300 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Secondi--1702 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Signature --1357 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Written by Audrey Barnes