Nancy Pelosi’s Impeachment Dress Makes a Dramatic Return
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Repeating outfits - also known as what rich people refer to as the common practice of wearing something more than once - is very fashionable. Cate Blanchett, Jane Fonda, and Tiffany Haddish have all approved of the red carpet practice. British tabloids go insane when Kate Middleton does.
Today House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined the club while indicting Donald Trump on "incitement to riot".
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This wasn't the first time Pelosi had to qualify for such an event. In December 2019, Trump was charged in the House with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Pelosi wore the same black suit with three-quarter sleeves and a collar necklace for both occasions. This news was reported by MSNBC and confirmed by the speaker's office.
Pelosi said in 2019 that the impeachment was "no cause for celebration. This is a sad time for our country. “So your mourning suit was right for the moment - and again today.
The outfit also silently brought just the right amount of fashion drama into an already dramatic day. Pelosi has proven to be a master of such fashion moments when she wore this red MaxMara coat in 2019 to meet with Trump about a possible government shutdown (key accessory: Armani sunglasses). The photos went so viral and people loved the look so much that MaxMara brought the coat out of retirement.
"He has to go," said Pelosi of Trump today, Wednesday. "He is a clear and present danger to the nation we all love."
The only thing missing from her outfit this time: the gold-plated Pelosi pin on her left shoulder, a miniaturized version of the House of Representatives' mace, which, according to the US Capitol Visitor Center, "symbolizes order and authority".
Today this dramatic accessory was replaced by a blue flower mask - a real sign of the times. Nevertheless, the outfit conveyed the same message as in 2019: the wearer meant business, but it was not a day of joy.
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