Alessandra Branca to Headline Garden Party Tent Landmark Luncheon

May 24 is the Renowned Designer’s Sole D.C. Appearance


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Washington, DC –International designer Alessandra Branca will headline the Landmark Luncheon in the Garden Party tent on May 24, following Tudor Place’s annual Spring Garden Party, on May 23. A 2018 Kips Bay Show House designer known for dramatic fabrics and interiors that blend the classic and the everyday, Branca makes this exclusive D.C. appearance in honor of her friend, the late Elizabeth Powell, whose memory the Garden Party likewise honors. Powell’s 18th-century Georgetown home was one of Branca’s signature projects and featured in Veranda magazine.

The luncheon begins at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 24, on the Tudor Place South Lawn. Tickets and details can be obtained here. The elegantly catered event will conclude at 2 p.m. Capacity is limited, so early booking is recommended.

Born and raised in Rome and now based in Chicago, Branca learned early how to mix classical beauty into everyday surroundings. Her design firm, founded more than 25 years ago, is known for fusing the chic workmanship of a couturier with energy and practicality in individual designs. In addition to residential clients, Branca works with commercial properties including clubs, restaurants and hotels, and has developed fabric, furniture, and tabletop collections for her eponymous Casa Branca line.

Branca’s work has been profiled in Architectural Digest, Departures, Town & Country, the New York Times, and Elle Décor, and she has appeared on Elle Décor’s A-List every year since 2011 as well as House Beautiful’s Master Class. The author of New Classic Interiors, Branca is working on her second book, due in 2019. With nearly 50,000 following @abranca on Instagram, her singular view on design, art, travel and culture make her one of the most popular tastemakers in her field today.

Tudor Place Landmark Lectures, offered throughout the year, explore topics in history, horticulture, architecture, art and the decorative arts inspired by the unparalleled collections, buildings and landscape of the National Historic Landmark site. The annual post-Garden Party luncheon, held in the event’s beautiful marquee on the South Lawn since 2015, has become a popular social occasion and opportunity to hear from modern tastemakers.