ELLE Meets Italy!

Photo by Janet Donovan
Sheila Johnson and Ambassador Bisogniero
Sheila Johnson and Ambassador Bisogniero

“Hosting this event, as some of you may know, is very significant. It’s particularly significant this year. You may ask why. Well, the reason is that 2013 is the year of Italian culture in the United States. We will bring art, design and fashion, and also Italian creativity and innovation to the United States. Once again, fashion and design play such an important role in everything that has to do with Italy and our creativity and our innovation,” said The Ambassador of Italy, Claudio Bisogniero.

The “ELLE & GUCCI” evening at Firenze House honored the “DC Power List 2013.”  The list: Dr. Jill Biden, Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn, Michelle Freeman, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Maria Teresa Kumar, Alyssa Mastromonaco, Susan McCue, Andrea Mitchell, Susan Molinari and Jessica Yellin.