The Vice President-elect has worn Escada designs for years.
The Munich-based business was founded in 1978 by Margaretha Ley, a former Swedish model, and her husband, Wolfgang Ley. Below, Ms. Harris wearing the brand’s Piped Tweed separates. (For info on specific items and more photos of Ms. Harris wearing the pieces, check the individual products on our Suits/Separates ID page.)
More on the company from this 2018 London Telegraph story by Caroline Issa:
Helping to define the heady fashion of the 1980s, channelling the decade in all of its excesses, Escada was about the loudest colour, pattern and print.
Forty years later, after the minimalism of the 1990s, the death of Ley in 1992 and the economic crisis of 2008, and Escada has a new modus operandi, driven by Niall Sloan, its new global design director.
The brand now has a female CEO in Iris Epple-Righi and a female owner in Megha Mittal, who acquired Escada in 2009, not to mention a Munich design studio led by women who worked alongside Ley and have been long waiting for the chance to bring back her trademark exuberance.
Below, Ms. Harris wearing Escada in November 2019 at the Second Baptist Church in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
On its “About” page, Escada reports:
…ESCADA has pioneered female tailoring and dressed some of the world’s leading female politicians, as well as cultural and business leaders. The company is proud to have upheld that spirit of empowerment, today employing women in 80% of roles globally, with a senior leadership team that is made up of 50% female directors
Below, the Vice President-elect in the Glen Plaid Blazer and Skirt.
The company offers two primary lines, Escada and Escada Sport, the latter featuring more casual designs. In addition to clothing, the company sells footwear, handbags, fragrances, and other items. Below, the VPE wearing the brand’s ‘Brikena Leaf Blazer‘ in July 2017.Embed from Getty Images