Beverly Johnson: Art de Vivre
Fashion icon Beverly Johnson celebrates Vogue and Sofitel partnership.
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“Thank you so much for your hospitality and inviting Beverly to this beautiful, beautiful property. We love the Sofitel. So, I’m the fiancee. I had the pleasure of working with her for many years to sort of take control of her life and Be’s helped to elevate my life,” said Brian Maillian.
Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square hosted a special evening with fashion icon Beverly Johnson, the first African American model to appear on the cover of American Vogue, and Zerina Akers, visionary costume designer and celebrity stylist. Ambassadors, artists and influencers alike circulated the room sipping Martini a La Mode, the official Grey Goose x Sofitel cocktail. Guests savored a four-course dinner from Sofitel Executive Chef Derek Brooks while enjoying the sounds of electric violinist Tiffany Rose Shanta led by General Manager Karla Erales.
The evening celebrated the recently debuted partnership between Vogue and Sofitel Hotels & Resorts, the first international luxury hotel brand to originate from France. This unprecedented global partnership will bring immersive festivals, creative activations, fashion collabs and beauty inspired programs to Sofitel properties around the world over the next three years – all designed around the theme of mastering “Art de Vivre.”