Today Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and President-elect Joe Biden were back at The Queen theater in Wilmington.Embed from Getty Images
They were there to speak about the Affordable Care Act.Embed from Getty Images
Both took to the podium to address the topic, with Ms. Harris leading off the session.Embed from Getty Images
The President-elect also took questions from media.Embed from Getty Images
The Vice President-elect wore a dark suit that looked black in most shots and video, but in a few photos, it almost appeared to be a very dark aubergine or plum. The jacket featured a one-button front closure, two flap pockets, one welt pocket, and peak lapels. The full-length trousers looked like a straight cut.
Her blouse was black with vertical pleating detail at the neck and bodice.Embed from Getty Images
The Vice President-elect accessorized with her black pearl stud earrings, bracelets, and black pumps. I apologize, but I have no information on any of the pieces.
Also tonight, another item added to the ID files, a scarf we have seen the Vice-President-elect wearing. Below, the candidate (at the time) during a mid-September campaign visit to Detroit.Embed from Getty Images
Ms. Harris appears to have been wearing an Hermès Kawa Ora Shawl ($1100) from the s/s 2019 collection.
The intricate design is by Te Rangitū Netan, an acclaimed Maori artist of Ngapuhi, Ngati Wai, and Te Arawa tribal descent. From the Hermès product page:
Te Rangitu Netana, a Maori tattoo artist, took inspiration from the life of his ancestors and Maori culture to design this scarf. An owl, the messenger between the material and spiritual worlds, rises above the four walls that draw the house of the tribe’s meeting place. Knowledge and a connection to the sky are represented on the northern wall, creation and water on the southern, light and the giant eagle on which the Maori have traveled on the eastern. The albatross tears represent the suffering of the Maori people on the western. The central circle represents a giant octopus, symbol of navigation, and its tentacles, the eight directions of the Maori compass, in a spirited crossing of cultures.
Below, the scarf in another colorway.
The artist wrote about his collaboration with the acclaimed fashion house in a blog post:
It has been a challenge weaving the complex and intricate stories and teachings into the design that I am privileged to have learned from our culture. The depth of the symbolism within the design speaks of the connection of our Maori people to our ancestors, the belief structures core to us, as well as many of our Atua (gods) including Papatuanuku Mother Earth and Ranginui Sky Father.