Black Is

"Black Is...  represents a way of acknowledging the resilience, creativity, and determination of Black people in the face of systemic racism and oppression. It is an inspiration and a source of pride for the House Ballroom and the global Black community."

Black Is… is the 15th Anniversary of the House of Garcon. On 11/11/2023, we will celebrate the Black community’s rich culture, diverse style, and history. From Afrocentric designs to modern couture and innovation that Black people have brought to the world. 

Black Is… is an homage to Black culture, highlighting our community’s creativity, resilience, and pride.

Come fashionably dressed for an unforgettable night of style and artistry, as we celebrate the legacy and future of House Ballroom brilliance. Think of an Afro-Centric Met Gala.


Time Capsule Award

Sinia Alaia

Founders Award

Robbie St. Laurent

Distinquished Honor Award

Bernie Ebony
Outstanding Rhectorical Virtuoso Award
Jack Gorgeous Gucci



Saturday November 11, 2023

2135 Queens Chapel Rd NE

Washington, DC 20018

3 pm to 1 am

Host Hotel Courtyard Marriott Arlington Crystal City

The host hotel is in Crystal City just outside of DC close to National Airport, and a 10-minute walk to Pentagon City Mall.

The hotel is a 15-minute Uber Ride to Echostage.

Please use the reservation link below to make reservations:

Event Summary:
House of Garçon 15th Anniversary Black is House Ball
Start Date: Friday, November 10, 2023
End Date: Monday, November 13, 2023
Last Day to Book: Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
Courtyard Arlington Crystal City/Reagan National Airport for 119 USD king – 139 USD double per night.


There are 4 VIP tables. VIP tables are $1,111 each

There are 14 standard tables for $750 each

Or contact call us at 240.650.7424 to purchase tables. 


General Admission is $35 

You must be 18 and over with a valid ID to enter.

Tickets are now on sale at Ticketmaster!

VIP  Admission is $50

There will be limited VIP tickets available to the public.

Tickets are now on sale at Ticketmaster!

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