As Kamala Harris enters the U.S. Vice President’s office to take on the mighty responsibility, she also makes sure that everything is put in order, be it her Vice Presidential goals or her fashion goals. In simple terms, she gets to the point with style.
Kamala Harris’ outfits have always had the elegance and charisma that she wears. The formal blazers, pantsuits and skinny pants emphasize the strength and liveliness that keeps her expression. In fact, she is one of the few people who are able to display her sophistication and grace in casual clothing.
Susan E. Kelley, who runs the What Kamala Wore blog in New York post Officeexplained: “Her style is reserved, bespoke, elegant, businesslike, with a touch of humor.”
She doesn’t wear the clothes; She wears the clothes, ”she added.
In addition, she has been observed all along the line trying to make statements with her sense of fashion and style. Be it about the choice of her designer or the color she wears, she brings both style and symbolic statements to her outfits.
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For the sworn ceremony, Kamala donned a purple cloak over a matching Christopher John Rogers dress. She also adorned her clothes with elegant pearls. For the festivities later that night, she wore a sequined cocktail dress under a Sergio Hudson silk tuxedo coat.
Kamala wore both style and meaning with her outfit at the housewarming ceremony. The purple color meant a mix of Republican red and Democratic blue, which is a symbol of non-partisanship. Another symbol could be that purple also has historical ties to the women’s suffrage movement. In addition to white and green, purple forms the color of the suffragette flag.
Apart from that, both designers belong to the black community. Meanwhile, Christopher John Rogers is also gay. Their choice of designers therefore implied inclusiveness.
Berry-colored set for the opening prayer
Continuing her motif of highlighting independent Black, Asian, and Ethnic Minority (BAME) designers, Kamala attended the President’s opening prayer, held virtually in the White House state dining room, and an ensemble of Nepalese Americans wore designer Prabal Gurung. She was now wearing a Tahitian black pearl necklace.
The formal, sleek and elegant look consists of a garnet double-sided wool crepe dress and matching coat, hand-tailored in Gurung’s New York studio.
Prabal Gurung used social media to express how proud and happy he was. He wrote: “Honored, humbled and forever grateful. It is almost impossible for me to really sum up the extent of that moment. Seeing Vice President @kamalaharris wearing our designs this morning, just a day after he was sworn in as the first female, black and South Asian American Vice President of the United States of America, is my American dream come true again. a????
Prabal Gurung is also known for standing up against racial domination and injustice, which he often speaks against. In addition, his message of solidarity, diversity and inclusion is also included in his designs.
White Suit in Wilmington, Delaware, for first speech as elected Vice President
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On November 7, 2020, Kamala Harris delivered her first address as elected Vice President in Wilmington, Delaware. She took the opportunity and wore a white suit with a Carolina Herrera blouse. These clothes not only made them look perfect, but also had a lot of symbolic and historical weight
The color white has long been associated with the struggle for women’s suffrage. In addition, white has been used over and over by various activists and politicians to make symbolic statements without words for the empowerment of women.
Hence, many believe that her decision to dress white from head to toe was probably not a fluke and contributed to that historic moment in the fight for equality and empowerment for women when she stepped on the scene as the first elected Vice President of the United States.
Additionally, the fact that Harris wore designer Carolina Herrera to the event is significant as the design is from an American fashion label that was founded by an immigrant.
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