Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Iraqi Americans Enjoy a Journey through Their Fashion History

Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Iraqi Americans Enjoy a Journey through Their Fashion History

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Al-Diwan Al-Iraqi, an Iraqi American cultural organization in Washington, DC, hosted "AâeuroˆHistoric Journey Through the Fashions of Mesopotamia,"âeuroˆon Jan. 14 at the Northern Virginia Cultural Center in Annandale, VA. Yasir Shallal, an Iraqi-American engineer, welcomed Iraqis to the fashion show, which, he told the Washington Report, brought together Iraqis living in DC, Virginia and Maryland, regardless of the political differences they've leftbehind in Iraq. The Al-Diwan Al-Iraqi vision is to build an Iraqi American Community Center that will provide social, cultural and educational services for all Iraqi Americans and build bridges of understanding and cooperation both within and outside their community.

Iraqi-American poet Omar Alhadithi introduced Firyal al Kilidar, the former head of the Iraqi House of Fashion (Dar al-Azya Aliraqia), who described her own journey. …

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