I am back with a recap of what the Vice President-elect has worn the last week. Since I last posted, we have seen Ms. Harris in various ensembles, including several new pieces (at least new to us).
On January 7, when announcing Judge Merrick Garland as the Biden-Harris Attorney General nominee, along with other Justice Department team nominees, Ms. Harris wore a black suit.
This looked like a possible repeat of the Altuzarra separates seen previously. The look was similar when more members of the White House economic team were introduced on January 8. Ms. Harris appeared to be wearing more separates by Altuzarra.
The ensembles were so alike, accessorized both days by black Manolo pumps and the VPE’s Tahitian pearl necklace and studs, it was difficult being sure which photos were from which day.
The navy separates worn on the 8th look like the same design worn for tonight’s CNN special.
In a one-hour program anchored by CNN Senior Political Correspondent Abby Phillip, the Vice President-elect returned to familiar styles by Altuzarra, pieces she has worn in other colors.
It looks like Ms. Harris was in the brand’s Fenice Jacket ($1595) in a color called Berry Blue. The tailored jacket features a slim silhouette with two-button front closure, notch lapels, a double back vent, flap pockets, and one besom (or jetted) chest pocket. It is made of 98% virgin wool with 2% elastane.
A closer look at one of the pocket flaps and button closure. The VPE has worn the Fenice in black on several occasions.
Ms. Harris also appeared to be wearing the Serge Pants ($795), constructed in the same fabric as the blazer, with a bootcut design and mid-rise waist.
The trousers feature a front zipper, tab belt loops, and jetted front pockets. Ms. Harris wore this pant with Altuzarra’s Indiana blazer when delivering her acceptance speech at the Democratic convention in August 2020 and again on Christmas Eve.
The special report airs at 10pm ET on CNN.
Here is a preview.
Abby Phillip talks with Kamala Harris and her family. CNN Special Report – Kamala Harris – Making History airs Sunday at 10 p.m. ET pic.twitter.com/FWun59iAds— CNN (@CNN) January 15, 2021
Now to those Vogue covers. The Vice President-elect wore a Michael Kors Collection suit on the digital Vogue magazine cover for February. Ms. Harris did an interview with Alexis Okeowo for this story in the issue.
The jacket looks like the brand’s Stretch Crepe Blazer, shown below left and center in ‘Tuberose Multi’; on the right, a different design is shown, the Double Crepe Sablé design in the ‘Vintage Stream Wash’ colorway, which appears to be the color of Ms. Harris’s ensemble.
The two fabrics are quite different. The tuberose blazer is 90% virgin wool with a touch of polyamide and elastane for stretch and ease of movement. The powder blue is an acetate/viscose blend. The VPE’s jacket has padded shoulders, peak lapels, a single-button closure, flap pockets, and one chest pocket. Both garments are made in Italy.
Below, the trousers sold with both jackets. It’s not possible to tell if Ms. Harris is wearing the Charlie High Waist Flare Pants seen below or a different pair.
On the magazine’s print cover, Ms. Harris wears a Donald Deal jacket, jeans, and a pair of her go-to Chuck Taylors.
Mr. Deal designed the pinstripe suit worn by Ms. Harris when she was inaugurated as California’s Attorney General in 2014.
At the bottom of the post, I have a list of links to articles about the Vogue covers.
On Thursday, the Vice President-elect joined the President-elect as he detailed his plan for dealing with the coronavirus and jump-starting the nation’s economy.Embed from Getty Images
Ms. Harris wore a dark grey suit that remains UFO (an Unidentified Fashion Object), a dark shell or top underneath, and her Tahitian pearl necklace and stud earrings.
Yesterday the Biden- Harris team introduced key members of the White House Science Team.
The Vice President-elect delivered remarks at the event. More from AP News:
“Superheroes aren’t just about our imagination,” Harris said. “They are walking among us. They are teachers and doctors and scientists, they are vaccine researchers … and you can grow up to be like them, too.”
It looks like Ms. Harris may have been wearing bespoke versions of separates by Tom Ford.
Done in a classic Prince of Wales check, the fitted blazer worn by the VPE features a three-button front, peak lapels, two flap pockets and one chest pocket, shoulder pads, and what appears to be working five-button cuffs.
The Tom Ford blazer ($3750) features all of those elements with one exception: the ready-to-wear version shows just two buttons on the front. Otherwise, the pattern repeat looks the same as that worn by Ms. Harris, while the darts and seams appear to be in the same place. I don’t think the VPE’s trousers have the same fabric volume as those shown in the product photos above.
The Tom Ford separates are crafted of a wool/silk blend with a touch of elastane for stretch. If her separates are by Mr. Ford, I believe this will be the first time we have seen her wearing this designer.
In an interview for CBS Sunday Morning that aired this morning, Ms. Harris returned to the Altuzarra first seen on the Elle magazine cover and worn again when she received her vaccination. (I have embedded the segment below.)
Doug Emhoff, soon to be the Second Husband (on Twitter), tweeted tonight about the interview.
As mentioned above, here are links to some of the articles about the Vogue covers.
- Vogue’s story by Janelle Okwodu: “Kamala Harris’s Vogue Cover Is a Tribute to Her Sorority Days”
- Robin Givhan’s Washington Post column: “Vogue got too familiar, too fast”
- Maiysha Kai’s piece for The Glow Up: “Skee-Why? Kamala Harris’ 1st Vogue Cover Sparks a Slew of Questions—Namely, What Was Anna Wintour Thinking? [Updated]”
- Ms. Kai’s followup column for The Glow Up: “Anna Wintour Addresses Kamala Harris Cover Controversy, Says It Was Chosen to ‘Reflect This Tragic Moment in Global History'”
- Vanessa Friedman’s NY Times Column: “Why a Vogue Cover Created an Uproar over Kamala Harris”
- Karen Attiah’s Washington Post piece: “Vogue’s Kamala Harris cover shows that diminishing powerful Black women is still in fashion”
- An Essence Op-Ed: “Yes, Kamala Harris Deserved Better from Vogue“
- Kathleen Newman-Breman’s Refinery 29 column: “The Kamala Harris Vogue Cover Has Issues — And It’s Not Just The Chucks”
Here is the CBS Sunday Morning segment.