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Namaste Nights

| December 6, 2013 | Parties

THE PARTY In celebration of the Smithsonian’s first-ever exhibition devoted to the history and culture of yoga, a cadre of downward-dog devotees turned out for a sneak preview of the Sackler Gallery’s latest show. The evening featured couture-clad guests taking part in complex stretches under the direction of Lululemon yoga instructors, followed by a dinner of figure-friendly Indian fare dreamed up by Top Chef Masters contestant Floyd Cardoz. THE PEOPLE Honorary co-chairs Alec Baldwin and his yoga-instructor wife, Hilaria, brought red-carpet allure to the Potomac as they mingled with Indian Ambassador Nirupama Rao, Dame Jillian Sackler, Rep. Jane Harman and Her Majesty Farah Pahlavi. BEST IN SHOW The evening’s positive energy flowed into several musical performances, including a set from Grammy-nominated vocalist Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon. A post-dinner dance party, Transcendance, hosted by the Silk Road Society, featured Thievery Corporation’s Rob Garza and kept the guests going until late in the evening. Photography by Tony Powell



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