Our 2022 coverage of the Vice President’s style begins with a January 4 COVID-19 briefing by the administration’s COVID-19 team.
Vice President Harris was in the Dolce and Gabbana grey pinstripe suit we have seen her wear previously.
Below, a look at the past-season design, which features many of the style elements the Vice President favors, like sharply peaked lapels and three flap pockets.
On January 6, the President and Vice President made a joint appearance at the Capitol.
They were there to deliver speeches marking the one-year anniversary of the deadly attack at the Capitol.
The Vice President.
A portion of the Vice President’s remarks:
What the extremists who roamed these halls targeted was not only the lives of elected leaders. What they sought to degrade and destroy was not only a building, hallowed as it is. What they were assaulting were the institutions, the values, the ideals that generations of Americans have marched, picketed, and shed blood to establish and defend.
We cannot let our future be decided by those bent on silencing our voices, overturning our votes, and peddling lies and misinformation; by some radical faction that may be newly resurgent but whose roots run old and deep.When I meet with young people, they often ask about the state of our democracy, about January 6th. And what I tell them is: January 6th reflects the dual nature of democracy — its fragility and its strength.
Here you see the Vice President and President looking at photos of the insurrection.
Also on the 6th, Ms. Harris swearing-in Julissa Reynoso as our new Ambassador to Spain.
The Vice President wore her Dolce and Gabbana checked jacket and pants, an ensemble first noted on January 26, 2021. The single-breasted blazer is made of 95% virgin wool/5% Elastane blend described as a melange micro-check.
Friday, January 11, the President and Vice President traveled to Atlanta, where both delivered speeches on voting rights legislation. Below, a video of POTUS and the VP exiting Air Force One together. (They flew separately, and Ms. Harris then joined the President on AFO.)
The pair visited the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, where they laid a wreath at the crypt of Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King. In this image, you see the slain civil rights leader’s daughter, Reverend Bernice King, and his son, Martin Luther King III.
The President and Vice President also visited historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, where one of Georgia’s two Senators, Reverend Ralph Warnock, is co-pastor.
Another view of Ms. Harris as she delivered her speech.
Below, a photo of POTUS and the VP exiting the stage, taken and shared by NY Times photographer Doug Mills.
The Vice President wore a suit by Altuzarra. The jacket has elements similar to the designer’s Acacia jacket, part of the label’s core collection. Below, you can see similarities in the broad, swoopy (best word I can think of) notched lapels, the welt pockets at the hip, and chest pocket.
The most noticeable differences between the designs shown above and the Vice President’s jacket: hers has two buttons, and it also features top-stitching along the blazer’s princess seams.
On January 12, the Vice President and Second Gentleman attended a Congressional tribute ceremony for former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid at the Capitol. As AP reported, “Elected to the U.S. House in 1982, Reid served in Congress longer than anyone in Nevada history.”
Friday, January 14, the Vice President performed a ceremonial swearing-in event for Rufus Gifford, the new Chief of Protocol for the State Department. Mr. Gifford’s husband, Dr. Stephen DeVincent, is shown in the center of this photo.
Ms. Harris wore the grey with pink pinstripe suit by Dolce and Gabbana described above at the top of the post, the January 4th ensemble.
On January 15, the Vice President posted on social media about the 114th anniversary of her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha. There is a photo of Ms. Harris that I believe was taken on January 14 included in her post. She was in the Dolce and Gabbana pinstripe suit and salmon top seen above, along with her black dress coat.
On January 17, the Vice President took part in events marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day, starting with a virtual speech to those gathered at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.
More from ABC News:
“We must not give up and we must not give in. To truly honor the legacy of the man we celebrate today, we must continue to fight for the freedom to vote, for freedom for all,” Harris said.
“Today, our freedom to vote is under assault. In Georgia and across our nation, anti-voter laws are being passed that could make it more difficult for as many as 55 million Americans to vote — 55 million Americans. That is one out of six people in our country,” she continued.
Also on the 17th, Ms. Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff took part in the national day of service by volunteering at Martha’s Table, packing groceries distributed to people in Washington DC.
On January 19, the Vice President swore in our new Ambassador to Poland, Mark Brzezinski. Here you see the Ambassador with his daughter, Aurora, and sister Mika (of MSNBC).
The Vice President wore a relatively new suit in a glen plaid pattern that we have not yet been able to identify.
Friday, January 21, Ms. Harris visited the San Bernardino National Forest with Californian Congressman Pete Aguilar (2nd from right), Governor Gavin Newsom (far left), and Senator Alex Padilla (3rd from right).
A news release from the Governor’s office noted that the Vice President “announced $1.3 billion in federal funding for post-wildfire and hurricane recovery in states across the country, including $600 million to support California communities hit hard by recent wildfires….”.
Below, the Vice President and Governor Newsom.
The Vice President wore a black Dolce and Gabbana suit with a brown top that remains unidentified.
On January 24, the Vice President traveled to Wisconsin, where she spoke about the benefits of the infrastructure law in providing funds for removing and replacing lead pipes in Wisconsin and throughout the United States.
EPA administrator Michael Regan joined her.
Watching a demonstration.
Ms. Harris spoke with Deanna Branch (below). Both she and her 6-year-old son have dealt with lead poisoning; her son has been hospitalized twice because of the problem.
Ms. Harris was in the Altuzarra suit worn to Atlanta on January 11 and described above.
In advance of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Vice President Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff met with Auschwitz survivor Ruth Cohen.
“Harris and the Emhoff also met with Ruth’s granddaughter Naomi Cohen-Shields, Ruth’s husband, Ben Cohen, and Ruth’s daughter, Barbara Cohen.”
While Ruth and her sister Teresa were able to stay together, they were separated from the rest of their family.
Ruth was imprisoned in many concentration camps until she and her sister Teresa were liberated by the United States Army in early 1945.
The Vice President noted on social media, “After experiencing evil and the worst of humanity at a young age, Ruth moved to the United States and began a new life. We also met with some of Ruth’s beautiful family—her husband Ben, daughter Barbara, and granddaughter Naomi.”
On January 27, the Vice President traveled to Honduras. Here you see her with Honduran Chief of Protocol Ramon Valladares shortly after her arrival.
More from NBC News:
Vice President Kamala Harris led a U.S. delegation to Honduras on Thursday for the inauguration of Xiomara Castro, the first woman to win the presidency, who the U.S. is banking on to help stem corruption and get to the root causes of migration.
A group photo of dignitaries.
President Castro and Vice President Harris at the start of a bilateral meeting.
The Vice President with her advance team and other staffers.
Below, the Vice President as she exits a helicopter and heads to Air Force Two for the trip home.
Ms. Harris was in familiar styles for the Honduras visit. She wore her Kenton Blazer (no longer available) and Serge Pants ($695) by one of her go-to designers, Altuzarra. The jacket is a blend of 98% virgin wool and 2% elastane.
The jacket has a slim fit emphasized by its darted waist, with structured shoulders, notched lapels, and pick stitching detail—one of its more distinctive design elements: the pleated pockets.
I think the Vice President wore the coordinating Serge trousers, done in the same fabric as the blazer, with a bootcut design and mid-rise waist.
Beneath the jacket, it looked like she had on her Perla Luxe Reversible Shell ($495) from another oft-worn brand, Lafayette 148 New York. The piece is 100% silk, with a scoop neck, shirttail hem, and it reverses from a shiny surface to a matte finish.
The Vice President’s heels appear to be one of her Newcio pairs by Manolo Blahnik.
We saw the Vice President’s Tahitian pearl necklace and studs throughout the month, shown below as worn on a previous occasion.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first ‘Month in Review’ post, something I am switching to instead of the Week in Review posts. Because the Vice President is so consistent with her wardrobe, the posts were becoming a recitation of pieces we have seen many times. I will continue doing timely posts as events warrant.