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Last Week, The Best Dressed Stars Got Political

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Last Week, The Best Dressed Stars Got Political

The tense, nail-bitingly close finale to America’s 2020’s presidential race has eclipsed all other news, so it makes sense that musicians, designers, and influencers alike paid tribute to the election with their style choices. Some went subtle—Olivia Palermo kept an “I voted” sticker on the lapel of her Theory overcoat as she gave the paparazzi a peace sign—while others were overt. Onstage at President-Elect Joe Biden’s Pittsburgh campaign rally, Lady Gaga wore politics on her sleeve thanks to a cropped sweatshirt by Stonework Chainstitch Embroidery. The custom piece, which featured Biden’s name encircled by a cartoon heart, was an adorable endorsement worthy of a pop legend.

Washington’s power players were equally adept at sending a message. As she took to the stage following the announcement of the Democratic win, Kamala Harris was radiant in a white suit designed by Carolina Herrera’s Wes Gordon. Known for understated personal style, Harris typically focuses on accomplishments rather than attire. Still, as the first woman to become the nation’s second-highest officer, her history-making tenure will be documented from all angles. The refined Herrera look gave a taste of what’s to come when she’s sworn in as Madame Vice President. Likewise, the floral Oscar de la Renta dress Dr. Jill Biden chose for the same event was a breath of fresh air. 

Across the pond, the fashions focused on pomp and circumstance. As Lady Diana Spencer on the new season of The Crown, Emma Corrin cycles through the royal’s 80s wardrobe as she moves from kindergarten teacher to global icon. Off-duty, the actor skips retro fare in favor of runway statement pieces. Case in point: when she and co-star Josh O’Connor headed to The Graham Norton Show last week, Corrin chose Richard Quinn’s gothic puff sleeve party dress. With its outlandish proportions, sequin embroidery, and oversized bows, Quinn’s creation referenced dark fairytales—fitting given what we now know about Charles and Diana’s relationship. A subversion of the princess archetype that Corrin wore with grace, the look signaled the emergence of a new style star. 


WHO: Kamala Harris
WHAT: Carolina Herrera
WHERE: President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris celebration event in Wilmington, Delaware
WHEN: November 7

WHO: Yui Sakuma
WHAT: Chanel
WHERE: Tokyo International Film Festival
WHEN: November 1

WHO: Olivia Palermo
WHAT: Theory coat, Casadei boots, and Valextra bag
WHERE: New York City
WHEN: November 3

WHO: Diane Kruger
WHAT: Mango coat, Wolford body suit, and Dr. Martens boots
WHERE: New York City
WHEN: November 5

WHO: Rihanna
WHERE: Santa Monica, California
WHEN: November 7

WHO: Kylie Jenner
WHAT: Marni python coat, L’afshar clutch, SKIMS face mask, Christian Louboutin heels
WHERE: Santa Monica, California
WHEN: November 7

WHO: Victoria Beckham
WHAT: Victoria Beckham
WHERE: Instagram
WHEN: November 4

WHO: Jill Biden
WHAT: Oscar de la Renta
WHERE: President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris celebration event in Wilmington, Delaware
WHEN: November 7

WHO: Emma Corrin
WHAT: Richard Quinn
WHERE: The Graham Norton Show
WHEN: November 5

WHO: Lady Gaga
WHAT: Stonework Chainstitch Embroidery sweatshirt, Rag and Bone jeans, and Loeffler Randall boots
WHERE: Joe Biden’s Pittsburgh Rally
WHEN: November 2


Source: Vogue.com