MISS AMERICANA: THE MOST STYLISH WOMEN TO GRACE THE WHITE HOUSE
Whether as First Lady or Vice President, the women of the White House have consistently shown time and time again their regal yet intellectual prowess through the art of a well-curated wardrobe, proving that style can always easily meet substance. There’s the ever-revered Jackie Kennedy-Onassis, whose debutante charm captured the attention of the world; Michelle Obama who brought an effervescent magnetism with her proudly American numbers; and there’s Kamala Harris, whose simple yet socially conscious statements have floored the fashion and political crowds alike. Below, take a look at the most stylish women to have ever graced the White House, as handpicked by the Shopper’s Alley team.
#1. Jackie Kennedy
A name synonymous with sophistication and refinement, Jackie Kennedy had an aristocratic demeanor that gave America its closest resemblance to royalty. Kennedy was a darling of all the major Parisian and New York fashion houses, wearing Chanel tweed suits, oversized sunglasses, simple-cut ball gowns, and white pillbox hats: a classic sensibility which together with fellow 60s icon Audrey Hepburn continues to reverberate on the runways decades on.
#2. Nancy Reagan
An avowed fan of Bill Blass, Carolina Herrera, and Oscar de la Renta, Nancy Reagan embodied the aura of the 80s power dresser, standing out amongst the crowds with her affinity for red and white looks, big shoulder pads, and opulent jewelry, bringing that Hollywood glam she and her husband naturally possessed straight to Washington D.C.
#3. Michelle Obama
Behold, the modern designer’s dream: Michelle Obama is known for her searing intellect and sartorial pizzazz, appointing the likes of Jason Wu, Narciso Rodriguez and Proenza Schouler and bringing their brand names into the spotlight. There’s her glorious one-shoulder inauguration number for instance, as well as this stunning Marchesa gown worn during the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.
#4. Melania Trump
While no stranger to controversy, Melania Trump’s style is befitting of the global arena as a former fashion model who strutted along the runways of Paris and Milan before she walked the mighty halls of the White House. Carefully curated, Trump is known for her polished, no-nonsense stylistic choices, donning sharply cut gowns, one-colour capes, and Hermès Birkins almost always on hand while doing Presidential tours.
#5. Kamala Harris
Vice President Kamala Harris is all about pearls and pantsuits, likely influenced by her time as Attorney-General in California, as well as her affiliation with Alpha Kappa Alpha (one of nine African-American sororities in the U.S, known for almost always wearing their signature pearl earring-and-necklace combos). Shifting away from the dressier looks of the First Ladies above, Harris reflects today’s climate of sociopolitical change, even wearing a pair of Converse sneakers on the cover of Vogue.
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May 3, 2021 // 0 Comment
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