The Vice President’s week got underway in terms of public engagements when she and Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci joined the President for a briefing on the Omicron COVID-19 variant.
I apologize for the poor photo quality; there were not many images I could license from this event. Because of the dearth of images I’m not able to determine which suit Ms. Harris wore. I did recognize her top, the Dolce and Gabbana Chevron Round Neck Sweater ($697, out of stock).
Tuesday, November 30, Vice President Harris was part of a ceremony as President Biden signed four veterans reform bills.
Also on Tuesday, Ms. Harris did two swearing-in ceremonies. One was for the new Ambassador to Canada, David Cohen. Mr. Cohen’s wife, Rhonda, held the bible; you also see the ambassador’s father and sister in the photo.
The other was for Jonathan Kaplan, the new US Ambassador to Singapore. I believe that is Mr.Kaplan’s partner, Karen Doff, seen second from the right in this photo.
The Vice President wore what appeared to be her Dolce and Gabbana Micro Check Blazer and Straight Leg Houndstooth Trousers.
Wednesday, December 1, the Vice President chaired the first meeting of the National Space Council.
“Today, our nation and our world are more active in space than ever before,” Vice President Harris said. “In this new era, we must see all the ways in which space can benefit Earth. We must see all the ways in which space can benefit the people of our nation and of all humanity. This perspective is central to our work as a council because, while exploration of space defined the 20th century, the opportunity of space must guide our work in the 21st.”
Another view of the Vice President.
That evening the Vice President and Second Gentleman joined the President and Dr. Jill Biden for a menorah-lighting ceremony in the White House.
More from CNN’s coverage:
…marking the first time the holiday has been celebrated at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with the Jewish spouse of a president or vice president.”This is a White House tradition, but for the first time in history it is a family tradition,” President Joe Biden said during the event in the East Room. He said the White House was honored to have second gentleman Doug Emhoff, who is Jewish, leading the lighting.
“And then to think that today I’m here before you as the first Jewish spouse (of) an American president or vice president, celebrating Hanukkah in the people’s house — it’s humbling,” Emhoff said. “And it’s not lost before me that I stand before you all on behalf of all the Jewish families and communities out there across our country. I understand that and I really appreciate it.”
Below (from left to right), Susan Stern, Dr. Rabbi Aaron Glatt, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff.
Reuters reports the menorah is “known as the Liberty Bell menorah, designed by Holocaust survivor Manfred Anson in honor of the iconic bell in Philadelphia.”
Vice President Harris wore a suit we first saw during the Paris trip for Wednesday’s events, as shown below. It remains unidentified.
UPDATE DEC 26: The jacket and trousers are by Proenza Schouler. There is more information about the designs here.
Thursday, the 2nd, the Vice President traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina. Here is a quick video of Governor Roy Cooper welcoming the Vice President, as well as Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC), who were on the flight with her.
Below, the group at the airport.
And at the Charlotte Area Transportation Systems bus depot.
Vice President Kamala Harris visited Charlotte on Thursday to promote a newly-approved infrastructure spending plan — a key piece of legislation for President Joe Biden’s administration and one that will bring billions to North Carolina.
Harris celebrated the passage of the infrastructure bill while speaking at Charlotte Area Transit System’s garage and electric vehicle hub in South End, and spoke briefly with the Observer afterward.
The Vice President delivered remarks at the event.
That evening the Vice President and Second Gentleman joined the President and Dr. Jill Biden for the National Christmas Tree lighting on the Ellipse.
Ms. Harris changed from her maroon top to a festive red blouse for this event. I do not know the blouse designer.
The Vice President looked festive again on Sunday night, December 5, as she and the Second Gentleman attended the Kennedy Centre Honors.
More from The Guardian’s coverage of the event.
…Joe Biden restored tradition merely with his presence after four years in which the annual gala was snubbed by then-president Donald Trump and upended by the coronavirus pandemic.
Biden was joined by the first lady, Jill Biden, the vice-president, Kamala Harris, and her husband, Doug Emhoff. The House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, and Chief Justice John Roberts ensured the heads of all three branches of government were present in the main opera house.
This year’s honorees from the Kennedy Center’s news release:
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is proud to celebrate the 44th Honorees for lifetime artistic achievements: operatic bass-baritone Justino Díaz, Motown founder, songwriter, producer, and director Berry Gordy, Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels, legendary stage and screen icon Bette Midler, and singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell.
The program airs on December 22 on CBS.
The piece is described as having “…impeccable Italian craftsmanship in a streamlined column silhouette cut from double crepe-sablé.” The description also notes the slit-sleeves that create a cape-like effect and the hand-embroidered beading along the neckline. The fabric is an acetate/viscose blend; it is lined in 100% silk.
The dress is no longer available.
The Vice President accessorized with her Manolo Blahnik BB Black Patent 105 heels ($665)m shown below as worn on another occasion.