Attention fashionistas and politicaphiles, the glamorous kick-off of the DC fall season is upon us.  The Meridian Ball takes place in our nation’s capital of charisma on Friday, October 14th.  Cabinet Members, Supreme Court Justices, and members of the U.S. Congress, as well as key members of the international business and cultural communities flock to this dazzling event that takes over the entire town.  600 gorgeous guests dine at one of the residences of ambassadors or at the White Meyer House before boogying to the Meridian House for dessert and dancing, that lasts well into the night.   The festivities benefit the Meridian International Center global leadership institution dedicated to strengthening international understanding through the exchange of ideas, people, and culture.  For for information and for tickets, please go to Meridian Ball.

For what to wear to this elegant evening, found this flattering Marchesa in a shade fittingly called ‘Midnight.’   To see others in the collection for fall formals, go to Marchesa at Bergdorf Goodman.


Left to Right: Notte by Marchesa Strapless Crepe & Organza Gown ($990), Stephen Dweck Smoky Quartz Teardrop Earrings ($295), Marc Jacobs Love Dove Stretch Bracelet ($118), Elie Tahari Trishella Clutch ($248), Jimmy Choo Glitter Sandal ($595)

First Lady Michelle Obama
Honorary Chair

Mrs. Jill Cooper Udal & Mrs. Linda Mays McCaul

Congressional Chairs

Ambassador Capricia Penavic Marshall, Chief of Protocol of the United States
Honorary Sponsor

Mayor Vincent C. Gray
Honorary Benefactor

The Honorable Mary M. Ourisman
Meridian Ball Chair

Mrs. Susanna Quinn
White-Meyer Dinner Chair

Mrs. Clara Brillembourg Chopivsky & Ms. Mary Kathryn Covert
Young Professional Chairs

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