WASHINGTON — Black-tie dinners — and there are an estimated 900 per year in the nation’s capital — translate into big business for Saks Fifth Avenue.
"This city has more black ties than any other city we serve," said Christina Johnson, president and chief executive officer of Saks Fifth Avenue, who was honored at just such a black-tie gala here on Oct. 26. "We make a complete offering of designer eveningwear for that community."
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"