The Diplomacy and Fashion project aims to integrate the language of fashion into the message of diplomacy and vice versa. It helps to translate the language of diplomacy when spoken through fashion. The project is committed to raising awareness about why fashion matters in diplomacy, supporting emerging designers from different countries worldwide, especially the less obvious ones for the fashion world, and promoting sustainable fashion.
The project celebrates diversity through the creation of fashion. It promotes building fashion communities of public and diplomatic personalities who develop the language of style with the message.
The Diplomacy and Fashion, founded by the Czech Ambassador's wife, Indira Gumarova, celebrate nations and global cultures, bringing diplomacy, fashion, history, and philanthropy together. Diplomacy and Fashion envision creating an exclusive network, emphasizing fashion and the fashion industry's future in the vibrant center of world diplomacy in Washington, D.C. The current project includes a series of events connected to Diplomacy and Fashion's upcoming first-ever one-of-a-kind Gala.
The first Diplomacy and Fashion Gala on October 12, 2022, celebrates designers worldwide who dress the First Ladies and Gentlemen of their countries. Diplomacy and fashion benefit Diplomacy through Fashion INC – our non-profit organization which provides scholarships to low-income students who wish to study diplomacy and fashion at home and abroad.
" Fashion is in itself a form of communication. It incorporates one’s culture, tradition, and heritage and offers the most bi-partisan approach across many layers of society.”