Posts Tagged ‘opera’

Gucci in DC: US Air loses $50,000 worth of luggage


The heir to the GUCCI dynasty was in DC during his first visit to the US. 83 year old Giorgio Gucci spoke on Capitol Hill on the issue of the black market. He urged leaders to pass stronger counterfeit laws and follow through with enforcement. An unfortunate fashion note… Gucci addressed the crowd in an emergency buy… an untailored, slightly too big Jos. A Bank suit. The designer scrambled to find something to wear after US Airways lost $50,000 worth of his luggage! Gucci himself did not seem rattled. I was impressed with his graciousness.


Highlights from the forum included an outstanding performance by opera sensation Cristina Fontinelli who sang the National Anthem. Rep. Diane E. Watson was honored as well for her push to protect designers and fashion commerce. I was honored to emcee the talk that included great insight from expert panelists Jean Bonilla, Caroyl Miller and Steve Hilson. The Greater Washington Chamber of Commerce and Emperor Brands hosted the forum.

Check out my interview with him about what he thought about his first visit to the Nation’s Capitol.  I’ll be airing more video on the WUSA9 Morning Show Friday. Tune in.

Miss DC's Dress & Last Dessert

Jen in Vegas. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)Gal pal Miss D.C. 2009 Jen Corey is in Vegas… competing for the Miss America crown this weekend! The Reliable Source recently caught up with Jen as she got fitted for her grand ole’ opera gown she’ll wear created exclusively for her by the Washington National Opera.  (Opera is her forte’)

Tomorrow our morn show will feature the beauty queen’s recyled apartment makeover made possible through Goodwill.  Watch WUSA9 at 5:54AM ET … or of course sleep in and catch in online here later! Good luck Jen.. we’re rootin’ for you back home.

The Miss America pageant airs on TLC on Sat Jan 30th 8PM ET.

While Jen enjoys the whipped cream… feast your eyes on her dress candy!

Photo Credit: Washington Post

Photo Credit: Washington Post

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