This week we saw the Vice President in a couple of new ensembles featuring a lighter color palette. We’ll begin with Monday, June 21, when Vice president Harris traveled to Pittsburgh. Below, Ms. Harris being greeted by Senator Bob Casey (D-PA).
Her first stop was at the Brookline Memorial Recreation Center. Below, you see her with Labor Secretary Marty Walsh.
From the Pittsburgh City Paper:
Vice President Kamala Harris visited Pittsburgh on a hot and humid June 21 to tout the Biden administration’s child tax credit.
It was Harris’ first visit to Pittsburgh since becoming vice president, and she met with children in a summer camp program at a neighborhood rec center in the city’s Brookline neighborhood.
And from the Post-Gazette’s coverage:
Ms. Harris stopped by the Brookline rec center to bring awareness to the expanded child tax credit that is in place through 2021 and push for more support to make the changes permanent.
The credit, which is given to taxpayers for qualifying children, is meant to help parents support their family. Part of legislation passed in March to provide solutions and relief amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Biden administration temporarily expanded the child tax credit to include more money and more families.
The Vice President posed with Stella Quatrini after her remarks at the rec center. This photo is via Stella’s father’s Twitter feed.
Next on the agenda, a labor task force roundtable at the IBEW Local 5 union hall on Pittsburgh’s South Side.
We return to the Post-Gazette’s story:
Ms. Harris and Mr. Walsh asked local labor leaders for their take on how to appeal to a new audience of potential union members, what industry-specific barriers stood in the way of employees organizing and what reasons organizers heard from other co-workers who were reluctant to unionize.
The Vice President and Labor Secretary also met with three Google contractors who formed a Pittsburgh union, one of the first groups of white-collar tech workers to do so.
Ms. Harris wore one of her go-to ensembles by Altuzarra, the black Fenice Jacket ($1495) and coordinating Serge Pant ($695). Beneath the jacket, it looked like she had on her navy silk Perla top from Lafayette 148 New York.
Tuesday, the 22nd, there were no scheduled appearances on the books for the Vice President. However, she did make a visit to Capitol Hill to cast a vote on voting rights legislation.
Meeting with media after the vote.Embed from Getty Images
The Vice President wore one of her unidentified grey suits with a light grey top.
On Wednesday, the 23rd, Ms. Harris hosted a voting rights meeting, with the Vice President saying, “I met with civil rights and voting rights leaders to discuss the work ahead.”
She also held a listening session marking Pride month.
Ms. Harris said, “For me, Pride has always been both a joy-filled celebration—and a time to recommit to the fight for equality. Today I met with LGBTQ+ advocates to discuss the progress our nation has made, and the work we must do to achieve full equality.”
Ms. Harris wore a new suit I haven’t yet identified. The lilac suit featured a structured jacket with one-button front closure, flap pockets, and lightly padded shoulders. The trousers look like a straight-leg design. Beneath the jacket, it looked like the Vice President wore her L’Agence ‘Cory Tee’ ($85).
UPDATE JUL7 9: Designer Prabal Gurung shared on social media this was one of his designs, described as a “Prabal Gurung Hand Tailored Double Crepe Lavender Suit. Made in New York City at the Prabal Gurung Atelier, and crafted for historic moments like these.”
Thursday, June 24, Ms. Harris hosted a “National Vaccine Month of Action” event.
She “thanked hundreds of grassroots and community organizations and volunteers across the country who are working to get their communities vaccinated” per a Facebook post.
That afternoon, the Vice President and others watched as the President and members of Congress held a news conference announcing a bipartisan agreement on the administration’s infrastructure proposal. Here you see Vice President Harris and others involved in the negotiations: Steve Ricchetti, counselor to the President; Brian Deese, director of the National Economic Council; Louisa Terrell, White House legislative affairs, as shared in a tweet by CNN’s Kate Sullivan.
The Vice President joined the President in the East Room at the White House for a news conference about the deal.
The Vice President was in another new (at least to us) suit, this one crafted of a soft blue fabric. The jacket features flap pockets, double back vents, notched lapels, and a cropped straight-leg trouser. It is similar to the lilac suit worn on Wednesday. UPDATE JUL7 9: This is also a Prabal Gurung design, described on social media as “an Atelier Prabal Gurung Hand Tailored Double Crepe Cornflower suit.”
A look at both the lavender and cornflower blue suits by Prabal Gurung.
It appeared she wore her white silk Perla top from Lafayette 148 New York beneath the jacket and her Manolo Blahnik Newcio pumps in neutral patent leather.
Friday, June 25, the Vice President traveled to the US-Mexico border. More from this KXAN story:
Harris arrived in El Paso around 7:45 a.m. on Friday, stopping to speak with Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX) before addressing reporters on the tarmac at EPIA.
She visited the Paso del Norte Port of Entry, one of the busiest pedestrian border crossings in the United States, and toured the migrant processing facility.
She also met with immigrant advocates.
The El Paso Times reports the group she met with included “Ruben Garcia, director of the Annunciation House, Bishop Mark Seitz, immigration attorneys Melissa Lopez, Linda Rivas, Taylor Levy, Dylan Corbett of Hope Border Institute, and Fernando Garcia of the Border Network for Human Rights. The managing attorney for the intake shelter at Fort Bliss, Anilu Chadwick, was also present.”
Vice President Harris brought back her bespoke Sergio Hudson suit and what looked like her Cory Tee ($85) by L’Agence.
She also had on what appeared to be her Manolo Blahnik Lisa 90 heels.
Throughout the week, Ms. Harris wore her double-strand pearl necklace by Irene Neuwirth and her UFO mabé pearl earrings. Below, the single strand version of the necklace and her earrings as worn to previous events.
fran henry says
It is refreshing to see the VP in those beautiful pastel suits. I also love learning about Kamala’s days. I know, not a very erudite post about our first female VP. I’ll work on it.