Are powerful and overworked Washingtonians too busy running the world to worry about fashion? For years, “Beltway style” was considered to be an oxymoron — but some say that’s no longer the case. In the third installment of our series on clothing and culture, we explore the role of personal style in Washington’s social and political power structure.


  • Jo Paoletti Associate Professor of American Studies, University of Maryland; Author of the Blog, "Nice White Lady: Ethical Fashion and Conscious Consumption"
  • Pascale Lemaire Freelance fashion stylist; former fashion editor, Baltimore magazine
  • Christine Brooks Cropper Founder, President and CEO, Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce
  • Greg Veis Deputy Online Editor, The New Republic; Former staffer at GQ Magazine

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