UPDATE: Need some inspiration when it comes to dressing for work? Count on seven of D.C.'s chicest gallery girls to step it up a notch. This story was originally published on January 30, 2013.
There are certain professions that not only allow, but almost necessitate major creative license in the wardrobe department. Topping that list of enviable gigs? Gallerists. Gallery girls. Gallerinas. Whatever the official (or unofficial) title, we're referring to the style-savvy art pros who make a living inside our favorite galleries — and manage to look as inspiring as the eye candy hanging on the walls.
To find out what it's like to be immersed in the arts from 9 to 5 (and all the fashion experimentation that goes with it), we caught up with seven of the coolest art aficionados in D.C. Whether you're looking for tips on how to dress for a less-traditional office or just want to mix prints like a (old) master, you'll want to know what these boundary-pushers have to say. Now, who's feeling creative?
Enoc Perez, Watergate, Washington, D.C., June 2012, 2012 (detail). Oil and acrylic on synthetic canvas, two paintings. Courtesy of the artist and Acquavella Galleries, New York and Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Photographed by Dominique Fierro
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