Over 600 guests filed into Long View Gallery on Friday night for Washington Life‘s annual “Young and the Guest List” party to honor the mag’s picks for the city’s top 250 movers and shakers under the age of 40. Themed “Creative Inspiration,” the event’s guest donned bright colors, progressive patterns and even feathered hair pieces. One of the most enjoyable YGL events of the past several years, the fete was the creative collaboration of Washington Life and Andre Wells, with sponsors like Juicy Couture, General Motors, and Rogue 24, Chef RJ Cooper‘s “urban fine dining institution.”
The perfect combination of food, fashion and art offered YGLers and their guests an exciting yet relaxing escape from the humdrum events that plague D.C.. As always, the evening’s honorees were showered with presents from WL‘s swanky swag bags at the end of the evening (though we missed out on the treasures within because FishbowlDC stupidly went out the back door to avoid the crowds…and ultimately the gift bags).
The breakdown of the Young and the Guest List looks like this: 150 business leaders, 53 White House and Cap Hill staffers, 35 members of the media, 11 restaurateurs, 7 athletes and 3 diplomats. For more info or to see the complete list, visit Washington Life here.
L: The event’s entertainers R: Newlyweds WL’s Michael Clements and Anchyi Wei