As you saw in my previous post, I packed up my feathery shawl and went to D.C. for the evening to attend an inaugural party thrown by The Root. The green gown is by my designing friend Zang Toi. He made two peacock accessories to go with it: the shawl and a fan.
The first time I wore the dress, in 2006, I carried the fan.
The Root’s party was held at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. We had a good time meeting the locals there.
Spike Lee, Samuel L. Jackson and Natalie Portman were all at the party, but I chose to pose with Honest Abe because he is the only one famous enough to have his picture on money.