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NIKOLAKI....."Barbie" Gown, California State Society FIDM Inaugural Luncheon Washington DC

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Barbie Pink Goes DC!

 Red, White & Blue...and Pink: Nick Verreos "50th Anniversary Barbie" design (center, in pink, naturally)--California State Society 2013 Inaugural Luncheon--Ritz Carlton Hotel Grand Ballroom, Washington DC

As we all know, the 57th Presidential Inauguration is happening tomorrow, Monday in Washington DC. This past weekend--on Saturday--the California State Society, along with my alma mater--the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM--a CSS Corporate Sponsor--held their every-four-years "Inaugural Luncheon" to celebrate in style.

 Nick Verreos--hosting the California State Society/FIDM 2009 Inaugural Luncheon and Fashion Show, Washington DC

Four years ago, I had the honor to host (above) and show exclusive designs from my NIKOLAKI collection inspired by former First Ladies at the California State Society/FIDM Luncheon for the 56th Presidential Inauguration four years ago..

 Nick Verreos, presenting his First Lady-inspired NIKOLAKI gowns--Ritz Carlton Hotel Washington DC

It was a once-in-a-lifetime event, and I was honored to be part of it. This time, I didn't make the LA-DC trip but one of my gowns did...On Saturday, the California Sate Society/CSS celebrated the Inauguration with a Presidential Inaugural Luncheon and Fashion Show. This event is a bipartisan celebration highlighting California’s fashion and entertainment industries.

 US Senator (CA) Diane Feinstein,--California State Society 2013 Inaugural Luncheon and Fashion Show--Ritz Carlton Hotel Grand Ballroom Washington DC

 FIDM President and Founder Toni Hohberg and Mohamed Abdulla Al-Rumaihi, Ambassador of the State of Qatar

The fashion show portion highlighted many designs including one of my gowns--a very special dress I created for the 50th Anniversary of Barbie several years back, as an FIDM Alumni:

 Nick Verreos 50th Anniversary Barbie Design--Photos + original sketch

Happy Inauguration Everyone--I'll be watching it all from my home in LA---Oh, and don't forget: Be Fashionable!

1 Response to "NIKOLAKI....."Barbie" Gown, California State Society FIDM Inaugural Luncheon Washington DC"

Kate Michael said...

Nick, I was the model honored to wear your 50th anniversary Barbie design in the Washington DC show on January 19th - and I wanted to tell you how many compliments the dress got. Was truly a stunner on stage!!