During President Joe Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress, Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi returned declaring fashion diplomacy by wearing professional, and impactful suits completed with a set of pearls.
Harris stepped out wearing a full neutral, well-fitted pantsuit, while Pelosi showed up in a botanical suit finished with a three-and-a-half-inch long twisted pin made of gold and brass to her left side lapel.
Pelosi’s brooch is a modest adaptation of the speaker’s mace which is the formal symbol of the House of Representatives.
Texas jewellery maker Ann Hand is the maker of the notable ornament which she prepared when Pelosi was a speaker for the first time.
What makes the brooch so evocative is the fact that the speaker wore it while she tore up Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech in 2020 after he appeared to refuse to shake her hand.
Vanessa Friedman, the New York Times's chief fashion critic wrote at the time: “After all, it was impossible to miss, standing out not just against her suit, but amid the sea of little congressional buttons and American flags worn by Ms Pelosi’s colleagues. … Clearly, it was no mere decoration. Indeed not. It is her power pin.”
On the other hand, Madam Vice President Harris dazzled the house with her signature delicate pearl adornment as a tribute to her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha.
Even though there were no signs of sneakers on this occasion, Harris finished her look with a flag pin on her lapel and a plain black face mask.
According to Elite Daily, Harris is known to consider the profound implications behind her outfits.
At the 2021 Presidential inauguration ceremony, she chose to go with a monochromatic look, deciding on a regal purple midi dress and matching coat with a slight flare at the midsection.
In spite of the fact that Harris herself didn’t affirm such importance behind the look, numerous people interpreted the color choice as an inconspicuous message about solidarity or an unpretentious gesture to the women’s suffrage movement.
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