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International Couture Collection at French Embassy Sept. 23

September 17, 2018

Closing out DC Fashion Week is the 29th International Couture Collections Showcase on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at La Maison Francaise. This is one of the most unique fashion events in the tri-state area. Take a trip around the globe, but make it fashion.

Witness designers from different countries all over the world on the DC Fashion Week runway. Participating designers include Corjor International, Ellen London, Sierra Mitchell, ModCloth and the Molato Project. This year, the finale show will be held at the stunning Embassy of France in Washington D.C. from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.


Tickets for DC Fashion Week are available here.

Valid ID require. No parking inside the embassy. No large bags or helmets.


DC Fashion Week is a non-profit partnership of independent fashion designers, producers, and models dedicated to increasing the economic development of all things fashion in the DC/metropolitan area. DCFW – much like the city it represents – uniquely embodies the cultural convergence of not only the U.S. but also that of the world, thereby establishing Washington, D.C. as the center of international fashion. 


La Maison de Francaise is located at 4101 Reservoir Road, NW.

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Sunday Georgetown Architecture Tours

August 7, 2018

Established fifty years before Washington DC, Georgetown began as a gritty port city on the banks of the Potomac River, described by Abigail Adams as a "dirty little hole". Despite its modest start, Georgetown is now home to palatial mansions, elegant cemeteries, stately churches, and a world class University. Explore the highlights and secrets of DC's most exclusive neighborhood while learning about Georgetown's transformation in this rags to riches tale. DC Design Tours has organized Sunday tours through the fall.


Sights include:

  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal
  • Old Stone House
  • Laird-Dunlop House
  • Newton D. Baker House
  • Miss Lydia's English Seminary School for Girls
  • Grafton Tyler Double House
  • Christ Episcopal Church
  • Yellow Tavern
  • Pomander Walk
  • Volta Laboratory
  • Georgetown Preparatory School
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgetown Car Barn
  • Cady's Alley
  • Georgetown Waterfront

This tour meets outside the coffee shop Baked and Wired at 1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW. The tour takes 2-2.5 hours and covers approximately 2 miles, ending at the Georgetown Waterfront.


Purchase tickets here.

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7th Annual Jane Austen Film Festival

June 21, 2018

Dumbarton House invites you to the 7th Annual Jane Austen Film Festival Wednesdays from July 11th through August 1st 2018.

Tickets are $6 per film or $20 for all four films. Purchase tickets here. Become a museum member and get in for free, plus have early entry.


*Highly recommend to buy tickets in advance as this event regularly sells out*


Showings begin at 7:00 pm and end at 11:00 pm:

Love and Friendship (2016): July 11th
Sense & Sensibility (1995): July 18th
Emma (1996): July 25th
Pride & Prejudice (2005): August 1st


Dumbarton House is located at 2715 Q Street in Georgetown.

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