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Dr. Christine Ruane on Russian Fashion History May 4

April 25, 2017

Visit Hillwood Museume, Estate & Gardens on May 4, 2017 for a lecture and book signing by Dr. Christine Ruane on the history of Russian fashion.  Her most recent book, The Empire’s New Clothes: A History of the Russian Fashion Industry, 1700-1917, was chosen as one of the Best One Hundred Books of 2009 by the Toronto Globe & Mail, and it has been awarded the 2009 Heldt Prize for best book in Eurasian women’s studies and received an honorable mention for the Zelnik Prize in Russian History in 2010. 

In 1700 Peter the Great decreed that all Russian members of the military and civil bureaucracies and all city residents must give up their traditional dress and wear Western European fashion in its place.

This sartorial revolution had a profound effect on Imperial Russia.  Explore the impact this change in dress had on Russian social relations, economic development, and cultural life with Christine Ruane.

Event Timeline

5:30-6:30 pm: Mansion and Friends and Fashion open for self-guided touring

6:30-7:30 pm: Lecture

7:30 pm: Book Signing: The Empire’s New Clothes


Hillwood Museum, Estate & Gardens is located at 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW.

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2017 Contemporaries Bash May 19

April 13, 2017

The Phillips Collection invites you to the 2017 Contemporaries Bash: Berlin Underground.


Inspired by Berlin’s pulsing underground nightlife, the Bash brings the German capital’s decadent club scene to Dock 5 in one sensational night of cocktails, music, food, fashion, and dancing.


The Bash is a sell-out event that attracts the city's most dynamic young professionals. Come connect with The Phillips Collection's community of art-lovers, creative thinkers, and philanthropists. Proceeds benefit the museum's award-winning education programs.


This event takes place at Dock 5 at Union Market May 19, 2017 at 1309 Fifth Street, NE, Washington, DC

Featuring: Premium open bar and outdoor biergarten by Denizens Brewing, Co.

Savory and sweet bites inspired by Berlin's street food scene

DJ, photo booths, art installations, and more!



RSVP to the Contemporaries Facebook event here and share with your friends. Further engage on social media with #Bash2017 or #BerlinUnderground.


For more information, please contact contemporaries@phillipscollection.org

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Open House at LivingWell Health Club Washington Hilton April 2

March 28, 2017

Join your friends and neighbors for an Open House event April 2, 2017 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at LivingWell Health Club at the Washington Hilton Hotel.  Early Bird membership rates apply through April 2nd.


Personal training packages. Earn free month membership with friend referral. Free food and beverages!


The outdoor pool season is from May1 through October 31.


This year, only a limited amount of pool memberships available.


Membership benefits Include: 


6 all access guest passes

Full use of the health club and group exercise classes

Once per month complimentary training session (Fitness Memberships only)

Food & Beverage discounts at Washington Hilton, including 15% off The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, The District Line Restaurant, TDL Bar and McClellan's Sports Bar

25% off Best Available Rate for guest rooms at Washington Hilton


To sign up or for more information, please contact Chan Frazier at 202.483.4100 or chan.frazier@hilton.com.


LivingWell Health Club is located at 1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW.

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