Since his name appeared on Joe Biden’s listing, Kamala Harris it has done nothing but gain followers. Her fight for social causes such as feminism and equality have made her a benchmark for those seeking a change of course. After months of waiting – not without controversy or violence – this Wednesday Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States followed by Harris, who became the first vice president of the country.
The Californian president has made history. Not only has she become the first woman in charge, but also the first of Asian and African American descent to do so. A fact that is no small thing, considering that the United States is a country full of multiculturalism, but also discrimination. Perhaps that is why Harris’s message of inclusion is more important than ever. But his ideas are not only heard in his speeches; they are also reflected in his clothing: an instrument that Harris knows how to handle very well.
We’ve seen it before: when Biden won the presidential election, heThe president wore a white suit by Carolina Herrera, a fashion house founded by a Latin designer. He even worried about color. He wore a tailor in white, the symbolic color that thousands of women wore in March 1913 to demand their right to vote in Washington DC. A nod to her feminist struggle.
This Wednesday, for her first official speech as Vice President-elect, California politics has once again chosen a look full of symbolism. This time, she has opted for a purple outfit made up of a long dress and matching coat, all from the Christopher John Rogers brand. For her accessories, Harris has worn Manolo Blahnik pumps and a pearl necklace to give the ensemble a classic and elegant touch. Rogers is a creative young man of African American descent. An open message of inclusion.
Color has also had a lot to do with it. Purple is the color of the feminist struggle worldwide, a cause that, as we have already mentioned, is very important to Harris. Although it also carries a political symbolism behind it. “The meaning of purple represents a combination and union of red and blue, which are the two colors that represent each of the major political parties in the United States”Laurie Pressman, vice president of the Pantone Color Institute, told the media. WWD on Wednesday. A color that then conveys a message of reconciliation, the one that the American people so badly need. In addition, the purple hue is one of the closest to the Californian president: it is one of the colors she wore in her campaign and a tribute to Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman elected in the United States Congress.
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The political burden that fashion carries is undeniable. Their relationship – although sometimes difficult to detect for some – hides speeches, ideas, thoughts. So far, Kamala Harris has shown that she dominates political communication and clothing, a game of symbolism that we will undoubtedly continue to see throughout this term.
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