Kamala Harris’ Vogue cover sparks controversy on social media

With blazers and sneakers, Kamala Harris brought in a new style of power dressing, but it became a heated debate and sparked controversy on social media
Kamala Harris’ Vogue cover sparks controversy on social media
Kamala Harris on Vogue magazineImage from Twitter

WASHINGTON:

Kamala Harris is a powerful role model for women across the globe. She does not need to look like an over-glamorised mannequin with the full ‘fashion diva’ treatment.

With blazers and sneakers, Kamala Harris brought in a new style of power dressing, but it became a heated debate and sparked controversy on social media.

Emerging as a woman of conviction and dedicated towards her work, Harris makes sure her attire reflects her approachable personality.

“Her style is understated, tailored, elegant, businesslike, with a touch of whimsy,” said Susan E. Kelley, who runs the blog ‘What Kamala Wore’.

“The clothes don’t wear her; she wears the clothes,” Kelley said.

“That professional polish mixed with West Coast nonchalance signals a new way of dressing for the corridors of power,” Kelly added.

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“I am so curious about her outfit. Is she going to do any sort of nod to her upbringing by wearing something by an Indian designer or a Black designer? Is she going to wear a designer she’s used in the past, like Altuzarra or Michael Kors, or someone out of the left-field?” said Vittoria Vignone, who manages the blog Kamala’s Closet.

However, a few defended her and acknowledge her style.

American singer Beyonce Knowles’ mother Tina has urged her followers on Instagram to join her in dressing like the Vice President-elect on Inauguration Day.

“Jeans, blazer, converse tennis shoes, pearls. I think it’s a great idea,” she said.

Hazel Clark, professor at the Parsons School of Design, said that Harris has dressed in a way that lets her be taken seriously and also be true to herself.

“She shows you don’t have to be a slave to fashion and be stylish. You can be you and be on the cover of Vogue. I think that is inspiring,” Clark said.

(With inputs from PTI)

(Edited by Ladiangti Rani)

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