I have combined the last two weeks into one post because Vice President Harris had few public engagements the last week of August. She wrapped up the month on August 31 with a Capitol Hill appearance where she presided over a Senate session.
I can’t tell what she was wearing from the videos; there are no photos available that I can license. It looks like the Vice President may have been wearing some of her black separates by Altuzarra, but that is just a guess.
We next saw the Vice President on Thursday, September 2, when she held a ceremonial swearing-in for Ken Salazar, the new US Ambassador to Mexico.
Also on the 2nd, Ms. Harris had phone conversations with several California officials about the ongoing fire situation in that state.
She was in an unidentified black suit with peak lapels, a blush pink top, and her signature pearl necklace and earrings. You have a better view of the ensemble in this video released on Labor Day with the Vice President and Labor Secretary Walsh.
A second video was released on Monday, this one featuring the Vice President and Second Gentleman sharing new year’s wishes for those celebrating Rosh Hashanah.
It looked like Ms. Harris wore some of her Prabal Gurung pieces, the soft blue silk top, and black tropical weight suit.
On September 8, Ms. Harris traveled to California for a rally with Governor Gavin Newsom.
Here you see the Vice President, Governor Newsom, and California’s First Lady Jennifer Seibel-Newsom.
The top is one Ms. Harris has worn for some time. Below you see her wearing what looks like the same piece for the August 2020 announcement that she would be the Democrat’s Vice Presidential candidate.
Thursday, September 9, the Vice President delivered remarks as the US/Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue (HLED) meetings got underway. In this image, you also see Secretary of State Antony Blinken (L), Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo (2nd from R), and US Trade Representative Katherine Tai (far right).
The Vice President also took part in a roundtable on women’s reproductive rights on the 9th. The event was focused on the impact of Texas Senate Bill 8 and other restrictions on reproductive care. Participants included abortion and reproductive health providers and patients from Texas, Mississippi, Kentucky, and New Mexico.
The Vice President wore her dark grey UFO suit and an unidentified dark grey silk top. You can see the ensemble better in this photo shared on the Vice President’s social media accounts.
In it, you see Ms. Harris, and Senior Advisor Cedric Richmond, and alumni of Historically Black Colleges and Universities working in the Biden-Harris administration. This dovetailed with the VP’s engagements on Friday, September 10, when she visited Hampton University in Virginia. The University is one of the nation’s oldest HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities).
The visit coincided with National HBCU Week and the HBCU conference.
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The Vice President’s visit is timely. On September 3, President Joe Biden signed a proclamation to acknowledge September 5-11, 2021 as National HBCU Week. It encompasses a series of events and opportunities for federal agencies, private sector companies and philanthropic organizations to engage with HBCUs.
Harris, an alumna of Howard University, illustrates HBCU excellence. The attorney and former U.S. Senator from California made history as the nation’s first woman and Black/Southeast Asian American Vice President. Moreover, she is the first HBCU graduate elected to serve in the second-highest office in the land.
The university’s origins date back to 1868.
The Vice President toured the university’s Center for Atmospheric Sciences.
She also took part in a roundtable discussion.
Ms. Harris did a quick walkabout.
A video of her speaking to students.
Saturday, September 11, the Vice President took part in events commemorating the 9/11 attacks. Below, at the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
The Vice President delivered remarks at the event, as did former President George Bush.
The Vice President also took part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial at the Pentagon.
Below you see (L to R) General Mark A. Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; second gentleman Douglas Emhoff; Ms. Harris; first lady Dr. Jill Biden; and President Biden.
In this image, you can also see Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, and their spouses.
And a brief video.
It doesn’t feel appropriate covering the Vice President’s wardrobe for these events, so I will close the post here.