Suit up! The ParTy Reality-show royalty and Bethesda native Giuliana Rancic recently traveled back to Chevy Chase to fete the opening of her father’s newest bespoke menswear boutique, DePandi. The PeOPLe Giuliana was joined by her husband, Bill Rancic, as well as fans of Eduardo DePandi’s custom Italian cuts, including Lorenzo Galanti, assistant to the Italian ambassador, and Joe Beninati, the longtime announcer for the Washington Capitals. BeST IN ShOW Barbara Harrison surprised fellow journalist Giuliana, who grew up watching the NBC 4 anchor and has considered her a mentor throughout her career! –Gabriella Lehimdjian ViVa italia! The ParTy It was a night of fashion and fundraising, as professional athletes gathered at the Embassy of Italy to raise domestic violence awareness among high school athletes and coaches, through Becky’s Fund Men of Code program. The PeOPLe A fashion show featured high-profile athletes— including Redskins players Kirk Cousins and Pierre Garçon, as well as two-time Olympic rower Giuseppe Lanzone—flaunting threads from Brimble & Clark Custom Clothiers, Nosa Eweka and Gomez-Gracia. BeST IN ShOW A last-minute notice from the White House prompted Presenter Julie Donaldson to read a letter that Vice President Joe Biden wrote in support of the evening’s event. –Taryn Finley Haute NigHt Huxley THE PARTY Nightlife hot spot The Huxley—a chic hit from the moment it opened—toasted its first anniversary with a fabulous fete that attracted more than 300 of DC’s poshest partiers. THE PEOPLE Co-owners Ryan Seelbach and Eric Lund lit up the night with sparklers atop an oversize birthday cake and led the charge onto the dance floor for a late night. BEST IN SHOW NBC 4’s Doug Kammerer and ABC 7’s Scott Thuman were among the guests who sipped specialty drinks from The Huxley’s bar, which is one of the first in DC to include craft cocktails on its menu. –Khalea Underwood Winter catWalk The ParTy Nanette Lepore debuted her latest collection at Saks Fifth Avenue Tysons Galleria with a little help from her famous friends: Finola Hughes and Ian Buchanan of General Hospital and Maks Chmerkovskiy of Dancing With the Stars. The PeOPLe Fans got the chance for a photo op with their fave stars. (Check out Maks making one of his fans swoon with a Dancing With the Stars dip!) BeST IN SHOW The star-studded show was all in the name of a good cause. Proceeds from the fashion-focused event—an impressive $50,000—went to Childhelp, a nonprofit dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. –Taryn Finley
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