How Kamala And Her Converse Rewrote The Rule Book On Political Style

“Laced up and ready to win,” took Harris all the way to the White House

1/19/2021 10:57:00 PM

“Laced up and ready to win,” took Harris all the way to the White House.

“Laced up and ready to win,” took Harris all the way to the White House

And don’t be fooled into thinking Harris’s footwear was an attempt to appeal to young voters following her VP nomination – she wore them last year as a presidential hopeful, too. “I run through airports in my Converse sneakers,” she hassaid previously

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. “I have a whole collection of Chuck Taylors: a black leather pair, a white pair, I have the kind that don’t lace, the kind that do lace, the kind I wear in the hot weather, the kind I wear in the cold weather, and the platform kind for when I’m wearing a pantsuit.”

Harris wearing a pair of Converse in 2019.© Justin SullivanIn October, she really upped the ante, attending a Florida rally in a symbolic pair of embellished white high-tops. Badges pinned to the sides of her trainers read variously: “Black Joy”, “Stop Hate” and “Love 2020”. It was a neat way to nod to the feelings of millions of supporters at the close of a testing year.

Harris wore her symbolic shoes at a rally in Florida in October.© CHANDAN KHANNAHarris’s defiantly smart-casual approach is in stark contrast to that of current First Lady Melania Trump, who cast her ballot on election day in a prim and polished ensemble. She wore a chain-print Gucci dress, Gucci shades, and a pair of beige patent Christian Louboutin pumps. She carried an Hermès Kelly bag, but her accessories notably did not extend to a protective face mask.

Melania wore a Gucci dress to vote this week in Florida.© Joe Raedle Read more: British Vogue »

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