Vice President-elect Harris has worn designs by Altuzarra on multiple occasions; it is a staple of her working wardrobe. My guess is there are probably more pieces by this designer in her wardrobe; I just haven’t been able to identify them all yet.
Above left, then-Senator Harris wears black separates by the designer for a live CNN Town Hall. In the center, the VPE wears Altuzarra for a profile featured on the cover of Elle’s November issue. Second from right, Ms. Harris in the ‘juniper berry’ separates worn for her official acceptance speech at the Democratic convention. On the far right, separates in the ‘berry blue’ colorway that were first noted in a January 2021 CNN interview.
Parisian-born Joseph Altuzarra launched his eponymous brand in 2008 specializing in luxury ready-to-wear and accessories. The designer says his “Mission is to design a modern wardrobe for women to feel confident and sexy in their everyday lives.” Below, Joseph Altuzarra.
The designer has won multiple awards, including the prestigious CFDA Designer of the Year award in 2014, bestowed by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, where he is described this way:
Born and raised in Paris, he headed to the U.S. after high school and graduated from Swarthmore College with a B.A. in Art and Art History.
Joseph Altuzarra is a multicultural, internationally-educated designer whose background and experience have given him a fresh perspective and refined vision for his New York-based luxury womenswear brand.
The ALTUZARRA brand exudes a seductive femininity with artisanal detailing, and is infused with both French and American influences, the result of which is collections catering to the modern woman who is sexy, strong and fearless.
Read more about the black separates worn to the CNN Town Hall in this post.
Learn more about the look the VPE wore for her August acceptance speech at the Democratic convention in this post.
There is some coverage of the grey separates worn on the cover of Elle in our Suits/Separates IDs page (but you will need to scroll down the page.)
For her first official photo portrait, she chose the Fenice jacket.