Kamala Harris soon becomes one of the most powerful women in the world. For her victory speech, she chose a white suit. And not without reason. There is a particularly strong and important message behind her statement look!
Kamala Harris writes & carries history
she is the one first non-white woman in US history to be elected to the office of Vice President: Kamala Harris. For her first speech after the elections, she chooses a white trouser suit. What follows is an appearance that once again proves the power of our clothing. Because even before Harris had said a word from her victory speech, her outfit spoke for itself and carries a strong message to the whole world. A combination of white trousers, white blouse and white blazer is nothing out of the ordinary? In political sign language, this color sends a very clear statement: It is that Color of the suffragettes, the champions of women's suffrage and thus democracy. So Harris proves that history can not only be written, but also worn.
Color of women's suffrage
White wasn't the only color of women's suffrage. In addition to white, green and purple were the identifying colors of the suffragettes. Green for hope, purple for dignity, and white for honesty. The majority of all suffragettes wore white clothing during the protests and so the color became Symbol of the women's movement. By the way: While white has prevailed in the USA, in Germany the color purple is more associated with feminism.
Power suit as a strong statement
There is also a small political message behind the choice of the designer for her statement look: the white power suit and white blouse were designed by the American-Venezuelan designer Caroline Herrera, who built her fashion label independently without any help. In addition to the color and the suit itself, the choice of the bow tie blouse is also striking. Because in the early days of the emancipation movement, the time in which women found their way into the world of work and thus also into offices, it became a kind of work uniform. The loop became a feminine version of the tie and a message for Harris!
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Other US politicians also bet on white
Kamala Harris belongs to a new generation of women politicians who want to modernize the image of women at the state level and adapt it to our times. It may sound a little superficial, but this adaptation begins with clothing. The classic trouser suit is still a kind of political uniform, but there is now more and more diversity. And Harris isn't the first woman to make a political statement with her outfit. The US MP Nancy Pelosi (to date the most powerful Democrat in the US) often wears white costumes, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wore a white pants suit on the day she was sworn in and Hillary Clinton was often seen in white suit suits during her campaign.
No politician has made such a meaningful appearance as Harris, but with their choice of clothing they all pay tribute to those women who have fought for equality, freedom and justice for all women and show that there is a good deal of fighting spirit in them too!