WASHINGTON — Michael Kors swept through Washington last week where he found his political base at a Nordstrom-sponsored charity fashion show in an 18th-century mansion.

Kors, who said he has no aspirations to dress a first lady, doesn’t have to worry about attracting attention in the nation’s capital. At the event, the 200 guests placed $500,000 in orders at a Kors boutique set up by Nordstrom and staffed by sales associates from the retailer’s Tysons Corner Center store. The hour-and-a-half shopping frenzy occurred in a crowded parlor with little room to maneuver among racks of the designer’s fall collection and makeshift dressing rooms.

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