FW: Fashion Washington Takes 2010 Fashion Award to New Heights
Award Presented In-Flight to Paris, France; Sponsored by OpenSkies
Philippa P. B. Hughes of The Pink Line Project Honored
WASHINGTON—December 1, 2010—It takes more than just great style to be considered the most fashionable person in Washington, D.C. which is why FW, the high-end fashion magazine from The Washington Post, is excited to announce Philippa P.B. Hughes, philanthropist, art enthusiast and founder of The Pink Line Project, as FW’s 2010 Most Fashionable Washingtonian.
“FW launched three years ago to capture D.C.’s growing style scene. Part of our mission is to celebrate people who make a significant impact on the fashion and culture of Washington,” said Jennifer Barger, FW’s Editor. “This year, we’re overjoyed to honor Philippa as FW’s 2010 Most Fashionable Washingtonian. Her eclectic personal style is empowering and her work, which aims to strengthen the D.C. arts community, is inspiring,” said Barger.
For the first time, FW will present its Most Fashionable Award during an award ceremony at 30,000 feet on board an OpenSkies direct flight to Paris, France, among Hughes’ guests and accompanying passengers. FW’s Most Fashionable Washingtonian Award is sponsored by Open Skies, the low fare all-business class airline offering direct flights from Washington Dulles to Paris Orly, the closest airport to downtown Paris.
“In working with OpenSkies, we are able to connect D.C. fashion, culture and philanthropy to one of the most culturally vibrant cities in the world,” said Jenny Abramson, FW’s Publisher. “Washington’s appetite for style and glamour has increased in the last three years, so in addition to recognizing one of the city’s most fashionable, we are thrilled to literally connect D.C. to Paris, the fashion capital of the world in an environment that possesses the unique sass, class and style as the winner herself.”
After the in-flight award ceremony, FW will capture Hughes’ 5-day and 4-night adventure in Paris through a blog.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with FW to make this unprecedented in-flight awards ceremony possible,” said Dale Moss, CEO of OpenSkies. “This unique opportunity is a natural fit with our exceptional all-business class offering for passengers traveling between Washington and Paris.”
Philippa Hughes is a lawyer and lobbyist-turned-art-collector who is committed to development of the Washington arts scene through The Pink Line Project. The Pink Line Project fosters intellectual and artistic innovation through programs and events that are fueled by the transformative power of art. When it comes to fashion, Hughes’ mix of designer fashions, vintage pieces and love of bright colors makes her stand out in even the most fashionable crowds.
Previously, FW named environmentalists Philippe and Alexandra Cousteau as D.C.’s Most Fashionable in 2009 and D.C. First Lady Michelle Fenty in 2008. FW is distributed with The Washington Post to nearly 100,000 subscribers and is also available at upscale boutiques, salons, restaurants and hotels around the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area.
About The Washington PostThe Washington Post provides award-winning news and understanding about the politics, policies, personalities and institutions that make Washington, D.C. the world’s seat of power, and is a critical tool and information source for those who call Washington, D.C. home. In digital form, The Washington Post combines its world-class journalism with the latest technology and tools, and encourages participation and customization across all digital platforms so readers can engage with The Washington Post anytime, anywhere. The Washington Post is owned by The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO), a diversified education and media company.
About OpenSkies OpenSkies is a unique all business airline that offers guests superior service, competitive fares and exceptional value. OpenSkies currently flies from New York-Newark and Washington, D.C.-Dulles to Paris-Orly. The airline offers guests innovative features onboard, including lie-flat beds, personal entertainment units with 50+ hours of programming and an upscale, healthy meal service. A subsidiary of British Airways, OpenSkies is the first airline created as a result of the E.U. / U.S. OpenSkies Agreement, which allows airlines to fly between any U.S. and E.U. destination. Since OpenSkies’ first flight, it has flown over 155,000 passengers. For more information: www.flyopenskies.com or 1-866-581-3596.