Access Pollywood: Washington Life’s “Social Year in Review”

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First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama at an inauguration event.

First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama at an inauguration event.

Top 20 Events of 2009

20.) Presidential Transition Team Party (PHOTOS)
The Fairfax Embassy Row Jockey Club
*WL SPONSORED

19.) Kennedy Center Spring Gala (COVERAGE / PHOTOS)
The Kennedy Center

18.) Maxwell and Jeffrey Wright Private Event for Taia Peace Foundation (COVERAGE HERE)
Oya Restaurant

17.) W Hotel Grand Opening featuring John Legend (COVERAGE / PHOTOS)
W Hotel Washington

16.) Impact Arts + Film Fund Me and Orson Welles Screening (COVERAGE)
Ritz Carlton Georgetown

15.) CharityWorks 100 Point Winner Dinner (COVERAGE)
Residence of Raul and Jean-Marie Fernandez
*WL SPONSORED

Heather Belle and LuAnn Pulier at the CharityWorks 100 Point Winner Dinner

Heather Belle and LuAnn Pulier at the CharityWorks 100 Point Winner Dinner

14.) Hirshhorn After Hours (COVERAGE)
Hisrhhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

13.) Corcoran 1869 Society Fall Fête (COVERAGE/ PHOTOS)
Corcoran Gallery of Art
*WL SPONSORED

12.) Manifest Hope Art Exhibition (OPENING NIGHT, CLOSING NIGHT)
Georgetown
*WL SPONSORED

11.) Washington Life Magazine The Young & The Guest List Party
Capitol Plaza 1 in NoMa

10.) Black Door Party (PHOTOS)
Josephine Lounge
*WL SPONSORED

9.) Fight Night (COVERAGE/ PHOTOS)
Washington Hilton
*WL SPONSORED

8.) Human Rights Campaign Annual Gala (COVERAGE/ PHOTOS)
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
*WL SPONSORED

7.) The White House Correspondents Association Dinner (RED CARPET PICS/ PRE PARTY PICS)

Washington Hilton

6.) Vanity Fair White House Correspondents Association Dinner After-Party
Embassy Residence of the French Ambassador

5.) Impact Arts + Film Fund Artists Making an Impact Concert (PHOTOS)
Fur Nightclub
*WL SPONSORED

Ben Stiller at the Kennedy Center Honors

Ben Stiller at the Kennedy Center Honors

4.) Kennedy Center Honors (COVERAGE)
The Kennedy Center

3.) Impact Arts + Film Fund Pollywood Dinner (PHOTOS)
Cafe Leopold, Cady’s Alley
*WL SPONSORED

2.) National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) Noche Musical (PHOTOS/ COVERAGE)
Corcoran Gallery of Art
*WL SPONSORED

1.) Huffington Post Inauguration Party
The Newseum

Alicia Keys at The White House Correspondents Association Dinner

Alicia Keys at The White House Correspondents Association Dinner

Tess Hindman, Lindsay Plagma and Kristen Guiter at the Corcoran 1869 Society Fall Fête

Tess Hindman, Lindsay Plagma and Kristen Guiter at the Corcoran 1869 Society Fall Fête

The Kennedy Center Spring Gala

The Kennedy Center Spring Gala

Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher at Vanity Fair White House Correspondents Association Dinner After-Party Embassy Residence of the French Ambassador

Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher at Vanity Fair White House Correspondents Association Dinner After-Party Embassy Residence of the French Ambassador

Best Fashion Events of 2009

5.) Bloomingdale’s and The Washington Ballet Runway En Releve (COVERAGE / PHOTOS)
Bloomingdale’s at Wisconsin Place

4.) Mercedes Benz Fashion Week – Spring 2010 (VIVENNE TAN, TONY MACHIVESKIMONARCHY, HERVE LEGER, Diane von Furstenberg, Derek Lam, Christian Siriano, Charlotte Ronson, Arise: African Promise Collective, Academy of Art University)

Bryant Park

3.) Tim Gunn Meet and Greet (COVERAGE)
Tysons Galleria

2.) All Access Fashion (PHOTOS)
Tysons Galleria

1.) Washington Humane Society Fashion for Paws (PHOTOS / VIDEO )
Italian Embassy

Washington’s Best Dressed of 2009

First Lady Michelle Obama
Senator Nancy Pelosi
Desiree Rogers
Jean-Marie Fernandez
Bonnie McElveen-Hunter
Ashley Taylor
Katherine Bradley
Beth Dozoretz
Rima Al-Sabah
Yoriko Fujisaki

Valerie Jarrett and Desiree Rogers with LJ Rice at The White House Correspondents Association Dinner

Valerie Jarrett and Desiree Rogers with LJ Rice at The White House Correspondents Association Dinner

TV Show Credits

Hosted by Michael Clements and Karin Tanabe

Show host and Washington Life executive and managing editor Michael Clements and Karin Tanabe

Show host and Washington Life executive and managing editor Michael Clements and Karin Tanabe

with special guests
Pamela Sorensen and Paul Wharton

Written and Produced by Michael Clements for Washington Life Television, a subsidiary of Washington Life Magazine Group LLC

Directed and Edited by
NIcholas Cambata of 8112 Studios

Production assistant
Michael Leopold Tan and Julie Laporte

Filmed on location at The Reserve on L, 1426 L Street NW
Styling by Myken for PR@Partners
Program photography by Tony Powell, Kyle Samperton and Joseph Allen
Flip HD footage by Michael Clements

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