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The Ven at Embassy Row and Diplomacy & Fashion presents 3F’S: Food, Film & Fashion
Jan Du Plain - Du Plain Global Enterprises Jan Du Plain - Du Plain Global Enterprises
Washingtton, DC
Wednesday, April 13, 2022


Washington, D.C. (4/13/2022) – The Ven at Embassy Row hotel and Crescent Hotels and Resorts, in partnership with Diplomacy and Fashion, presents a unique event, the 3F's Food, Film and Fashion: A Master Class in a Diplomat's Closet in the Art Gallery at The Ven.  

WHO:    This limited ticketed event will be moderated by His Excellency, Hynek Kmonícek, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the USA, in a lively spirited discussion with his stylish wife, Indira Gumarova, founder of Diplomacy and Fashion and the producer and visionary of the evening's program.  Joining the ambassador for the kick off of 3Fs initiative are members of the diplomatic community, and invited VIP guests only.

WHAT:     The evening will feature food, film and a fashion presentation.

Food: International Tastings includes hors d'oeuvres, a signature cocktail, beer and wine; Film: The Pins of Madeleine Albright, Fashion: Diplomacy Needs Fashion- The Ultimate Guide.  The evening will begin with a reception at Fred & Stilla, the Ven's lobby level restaurant, and will progress to the gallery for a viewing of a portion of Gumarova's film featuring former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.  Prior to her recent passing, Secretary Albright received the first Diplomacy and Fashion award.  The film will be followed by a review of looks by StylishSarah and a discussion of the intersection of fashion and diplomacy.  This event is the second in a series and was initially launched at a private reception earlier this year at the University Club in DC.  

A highlight of the evening features looks by Sarah Sulzberger Perpich aka StylishSarah.  

WHERE:    The Ven Embassy Row Hotel, located in the heart of DC near Dupont Circle at  2015 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036.

WHEN :     Friday, April 22, 2022 at 5:30 pm-8 pm (6:15 pm formal program begins)

RSVP:    All print and broadcast media are invited to attend and asked to RSVP to   janduplain@gmail.com or 202-486-7004.

MEDIA:    Media interested in photos or interviews with H.E. Hynek Kmonícek, Indira Gumarova, or StylishSarah, please contact: janduplain@gmail.com.

Media Interested in interviews with Ven Embassy Row or Crescent Hotel executives, please contact: Angela Coner at Crescent Hotels & Restaurants 703-261-5878

About Indira Gumarova

Indira, who had never lived in Washington DC before, soon discovered that there is a wide gap between the New York and Washington lifestyles. Diplomacy and Fashion (www.diplomacyandfashion.com) offered her a way to bridge that gap, while promoting the interests and bolstering the reputation of the Czech Republic in the United States.

She organized an exhibition of Manolo Blahnik iconic shoes; a fashion show for the Czech-Australian designer Iva Pfeifer; a Czech fashion ballet show by Oldrich Voyta; a Fashion Night Ignites gala at the Perry Belmont House.

In 2019, Indira organized a fashion show inside of the State Department building, the first fashion event on the premises in more than 23 years. In September 2019, she collaborated with Alliance Francaise as its official partner for international runway at the French Embassy. In 2020, Indira planned a second Fashion Night Ignites gala event (www.fashionnightignites.com) and during the pandemic she organized "Fashion in the Garden" an outdoor exhibition where people enjoyed fashion while wearing face masks. The fashion show of Czech designer Petra Ptackova under the open sky inside of the dressed-up forest and illuminated hills of the embassy was visited by more than 600 people in three weeks. The opening party for 50 invited guests provided the illusion of normal, pre-pandemic times, with harpists playing in the garden and professional ballet dancers interacting with the mannequins on exhibit. No one got sick.

About Sarah Sulzberger Perpich

Sarah Sulzberger Perpich is a fashion stylist from NYC. Perpich has worked in various aspects of the multi-faceted fashion industry.  She began her career interning as a writer and stylist with former fashion editor, Amy Spindler, & former Fashion Director, Anne Christensen. Her experience at the New York Times Fashion Magazine (Fashion Of The Times) kick-started her love affair, passion, and dedication to a lifelong career in the fashion world.

Sarah has worked in fashion editorial on and off, writing, and styling models & celebrities for publications such as The New York Times, WWD, Salon News, V Magazine, & many more. But, after working for four years as a personal shopper for Bloomingdale's & Henri Bendel, Perpich realized that her true passion lies with real women on the sidewalks, not models on the pages of magazines.

Wanting to fulfill her clients' needs from a 360-degree approach, in 2009, she made the decision to branch out on her own – thus, the birth of StylishSarah – her own personal styling & fashion consultancy.

Fred & Stilla:  Fred & Stilla is a full-service restaurant in a living room setting that serves cuisine inspired by the global neighborhood, Embassy Row.  Fred & Stilla caters to Washington's diplomatic community, the largest and most elite in the world. This summer, the Ven will be debuting the Rooftop Pool & Bar featuring weekend sunrise yoga classes in partnership with Epic Yoga with cuisine provided by Fred & Stilla.

The Art Gallery: Art Gallery located on the lower level featuring rotating art from local, national and international artists curated to instill curiosity, conversation and connection.  

About The Ven at Embassy Row

The Ven at Embassy Row is part of Marriott's Tribute Portfolio and is in the heart of Dupont Circle at 2015 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington D.C. 20036. The recently renovated hotel features 231 vibrant rooms and suites in addition to over 1,300 square feet of meeting and private event space. Onsite dining options include the globally inspired full-service restaurant Fred & Stilla, in addition to a 24-hour Chef's Pantry for grab & go shopping. The hotel also offers an in-house Art Gallery featuring a rotation of artists, a rooftop pool and sundeck with space for private events, 24-hour fitness center, a variety of meeting spaces and valet parking. Follow on Facebook at @TheVenEmbassyRow and on Instagram @thevenembassyrow. For more information, visit www.thevenembassyrow.com or email info@thevenembassyrow.com.

About Crescent Hotels & Resorts

Crescent Hotels & Resorts is an award winning, nationally recognized, operator of hotels and resorts. Crescent currently operates over 100 hotels & resorts in the United States & Canada. Crescent is one of the few elite management companies approved to operate upper-upscale and luxury hotels under the brand families of Marriott, Hilton & Hyatt. Crescent also operates a collection of independent lifestyle hotels and resorts under the Latitudes Collection umbrella. Crescent's clients include premiere REITs, private equity firms and major developers. 

For more information, please visit www.crescenthotels.com

About Marriott Hotels

With over 550 hotels and resorts in over 60 countries and territories around the world, Marriott Hotels is evolving travel through every aspect of the guest's stay, helping to relax, clear minds, stimulate new ideas and anticipate travelers' needs, leaving them inspired to reach their full potential. Boldly transforming itself for mobile and global travelers who blend work and play, Marriott leads the industry with innovations, including the Greatroom lobby and Mobile Guest Services that elevates style & design and technology. To learn more, visit www.MarriottHotels.com. Stay connected to Marriott Hotels on Facebook, @marriott on Twitter and @marriotthotels on Instagram. Marriott Hotels is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the new name of Marriott's travel program replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz- Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit  MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.


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