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Artful dressing


Fashion and art have always had a special connection, so much so that the lines between the two often blur, creating a confl uence of admiration, inspiration, and conceptual "borrowing" that has, through the ages, driven Renaissance to Dada, and Fall's latest "new black" to Spring's trendiest "must have." Fashion is art, art is fashion; both are ever-changing, yet, both leave indelible echoes which bounce infi nitely within our collective notions of taste and style.

Now enter the collectors and patrons-those who understand this dance. They're the chic and fashionable from business, society and the entertainment world, who fervently support both their favorite artists and fashion brands. Our spring fashion shoot was inspired by all these factors, and exhibits that, within this enduring dalliance, Spring 2006 is not only the "year of the dress," but also the year of artful dressing.

"I'm doing a painting of oarsmen, which I've been itching to do for a long time. I'm not ge ing any younger, and I didn't want to defer this little festivity which later on I won't any longer be able to aff ord; already it's very diffi cult…" -Pierre-Auguste Renoir in a letter to Paul Berard﹐ 1880

"The look is clean, modern urban dresses that can go out for cocktails, yet still bring out your inner Goddess."


Bobbie Brewster
William Haseltine, Mike McMurphy and Magda Chrobog

Roland Celette and Mathew Hastings
Dianne Alfandre Bruce

Donald and Mable Champagne
Mathew Otenlips and Courtney Kary Magruder y Schowalter

Jean-David Levitte, Anne Bujon, Marie-Cecile Levitte and Francois Bujon de l’Etang
Kary Magruder

Willee Lewis, Mathew Hastings, Danielle Canfield and Thomas Canfield
Jane Lipton Cafritz

Nina Pillsbury, Vibeke Lofft and Ann Townsend
Lolo Sarnoff, Ruthie Leffall and Gertrude Amencourt

Save de Date
April 7
Join The Phillips Collection and Washington Life at the gallery’s Spring 2006 black-tie dinner. Tickets, $1000; Contact/ticket buying information (202) 387-2151 x315

April 15
The exhibition “The Renoir Returns: A Celebration of Masterworks at the Phillips Collection,” featuring “Luncheon of the Boating Party,” opens to the public at The Phillips Collection. 1600 21st St., N.W.; (202) 387-2151, www.phillipscollection.org

Produced and styled by Barbara McConaghy. Fashion assistant and editorial credit by Elizabeth Moon. Photographed by Zaid Hamid, Coordinated by Allison Signorelli the Phillips Collection gala coordinator and Joelle Seligson the publicist for The Phillips Collection, Occasions Caterer Matt Zapalla,

TOKA Salon and Spa hair designer Mazir Ozturk, T.H.E. Artist Agency for makeup artist Anita Bahramy and for models Yun and Laura Peterson. Special thanks to Neiman Marcus, Saks Jandel, Muleh, Blink, Urban Chic and Gucci.


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