Join Rent the Runway, Goorin Brothers and Ledbury for fashion and fitting parties – members can stop at one or visit all three, conveniently located nearby each other in Cady’s Alley. Each store will have all of its Diner en Blanc appropriate pieces available for shoppers to try on, purchase or order online that evening. Complimentary cupcakes, champagne, wine and whiskey will be available at all three stores.
Tease your taste buds at Dean & Deluca and sample items from their Diner en Blanc baskets. On Monday evening, Dean & Deluca will label specific products suggested for Diner en Blanc attendees who want to fill their own baskets. Look out for the Diner en Blanc logo tagged on Dean & Deluca’s favorite cheeses, charcuterie, freshly prepared salads and loaves of bread. For members who wish to pre-order a Dean & Deluca catered picnic basket, Dean & Deluca associates will be available to assist customers that evening to purchase their picnic baskets to be picked up on the day of the event, Saturday, August 27.
For more information on Diner en Blanc-Washington, go to http://washington.dinerenblanc.info/about.
About Diner en Blanc
Launched in Paris in 1988 by François Pasquier and a handful of friends, Le Dîner en Blanc has become a worldwide epicurean phenomenon. Dîner en Blanc - Paris now attracts over 10,000 people each year. What was a “friends and word-of-mouth only” event has grown into an international sensation celebrated on five continents. While the technology behind the event may have changed over the years, the principles fuelling this fantastic event have not: guests continue to gather at a secret location for the sole purpose of sharing a gourmet meal with good friends in one of their city’s most beautiful public spaces. Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Dîner en Blanc International is responsible for developing this secret posh picnic in over 70 cities in more than 25 countries around the world. Each event is headed by passionate local organizers who fell in love with the concept and wanted to bring it to their city, giving this rendezvous a local flair.
Ledbury is the Richmond-based luxury shirtmaker and menswear brand that is best known for dress and casual shirts that prioritize great fit and superb quality.
In 2008, Paul Trible and Paul Watson had just graduated from Oxford University when the markets crashed. Obsessed with quality and innovation in menswear, the pair turned their attention from Wall Street to Jermyn Street and spent time working under one of London’s premier tailors to learn the art of shirtmaking.
Ledbury is headquartered in a renovated tobacco warehouse in historic downtown Richmond, VA, where the Southern setting inspires the line. Each Ledbury shirt is made from fabric sourced from prestigious European mills and finished with a tailored cut, updated collar spreads and mother-of-pearl buttons. The brand’s values of fit and quality carry through to new collections including blazers, sweaters, pants, polos, ties and accessories. www.ledbury.com
About Rent the Runway
Rent the Runway is a fashion company with a technology soul. Powered by a transformative business model, proprietary technology, a unique reverse-logistics operation and some of the smartest people on earth, we’re in a position to challenge old systems and rewrite new rules. By giving people access to remarkable luxury experiences, we’re changing the meaning of ownership – and revolutionizing retail in the process.
About Dean & Deluca
Founded by Giorgia DeLuca and Joel Dean, Dean & Deluca first opened for business in 1977 in SoHo, The original store was designed to evoke a turn of of the centry food department, replete with ceiling fans spinning over a vast array of prodcuts that lined the soaring white walls of this enchanted emporium. It was an instant success quickly overflowing with food, housewares and customers. On display was a staggering variety of produce and foodstuffs, including many never previously sold in the United States. Since our initial opening, Dean & Deluca has added additional locations in New York City, Washington, D.C., Charlotte, North Carolina, Leawood, Kansas and Nappa Valley, California.