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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.
“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)