Events DC launches short film series with Diplomacy & Fashion

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Three-part series hosted on GATHER by Events DC to debut on November 16

WASHINGTON, DC – November 15, 2021 – Today Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, announced a new partnership with the Diplomacy & Fashion Project founded by Indira Gumarova of the Embassy of the Czech Republic, on a short film series that explores the intersection of diplomacy and the way we dress. The first installment of three-part series will premiere between November 16-18, 2021 on GATHER by Events DC, Events DC’s platform for live and on-demand programming from the worlds of culture, sports and entertainment. The series will culminate in an intimate conversation with the Honorable Madeleine Albright, captured by award-winning documentary filmmakers.

The series will debut on GATHER by Events DC according to the following schedule:

  • November 16: Diplomacy & Fashion Week – On the Global Stage
    • Featuring Diplomacy & Fashion founder Indira Gumarova and former Chief of Protocol for the Obama White House Ambassador Capricia Penavic Marshall
  • November 17: Diplomacy & Fashion Week – From the Campaign Trail to the Office
    • Created in partnership with M.M.LaFleur, featuring founder & CEO Sarah LaFleur and Executive Editor of WWD Tara Donaldson
  • November 18: Diplomacy & Fashion Week – The Pins of Madeleine Albright
    • Featuring the Honorable Madeleine Albright and Ambassador Capricia Penavic Marshall

The Diplomacy & Fashion series aims to leverage Washington D.C.'s unique cultural and political perspective on fashion, as the nation's capital and home to more foreign embassies and cultural centers than nearly any city in the world. Through original and dynamic storytelling, the films reshape the dialogue surrounding fashion and the people who represent various intersections of society on the diplomatic stage. 

Events DC partnered with M.M.LaFleur, the premier women’s clothing brand providing clothing, styling, and community to the busy, modern woman, to produce the second installment in the series, From the Campaign Trail to the Office. In this program, Tara Donaldson and Sarah LaFleur discuss the power of self-presentation, the evolution of political and diplomatic style, and the challenges and opportunities women on the political and diplomatic stage face regarding the relationship between their work and their appearance.

The three-part series is the latest addition to the diverse program portfolio featured on GATHER by Events DC and will captivate viewers seeking compelling, locally relevant on-demand content to enjoy anytime, anywhere.

For more information, visit Gather by Events DC.


Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, delivers premier event services and flexible venues across the Nation’s Capital. Leveraging the power of a world-class destination and creating amazing attendee experiences, Events DC generates economic and community benefits through the attraction and promotion of business, athletic, entertainment and cultural activities. Events DC oversees the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District’s hospitality and tourism economy that hosts more than 1.7 million visitors and generates more than $400 million annually in direct economic impact, and the historic Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. Events DC manages the RFK Stadium-Armory Campus (RFK Campus), including Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Festival Grounds at RFK Campus, the non-military functions of the DC Armory and the Skate Park at RFK Stadium. Stay current on the 190-acre RFK Campus Redevelopment Project at Events DC also built and serves as landlord for Nationals Park, the first LEED-certified major professional sports stadium in the United States. Events DC manages Gateway DC, R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center and Entertainment & Sports Arena all conveniently located in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC. For more information, please visit and find us on social media – Facebook, Instagram and YouTube (Events DC), and Twitter (@TheEventsDC) — and on our new hub for live and on-demand event programming on GATHER by Events DC at

Diplomacy and Fashion is a celebration of nations and global cultures, bringing together diplomacy, fashion, and philanthropy. Conceived by founder Indira Gumarova, Diplomacy and Fashion envisions the creation of an exclusive network with an emphasis on fashion and the future of the fashion industry in the center of the world’s diplomacy in Washington, DC.


Craig Chester, Marketing Director