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Thu Dec 13, 2018, 03:49 PM

Nancy Pelosi's red coat is so popular that Max Mara is bringing it back

https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2018/12/13/18139472/nancy-pelosi-red-coat-max-mara-reissue



On December 11, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer had a highly contentious meeting with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to discuss the prospect of a government shutdown and funding for a border wall. The meeting was short but incredibly tense, with Schumer at one point goading Trump into screaming that he would be “proud” to shut down the government to build a border wall.

At the end of the meeting, both parties reached a stalemate, but the Democrats, having convinced Trump to cop to the possibility of a government shutdown, appeared to be the victors. That impression was only enhanced by Pelosi, who was photographed leaving the White House wearing a brick-red funnel-necked three-quarter-length coat with dark sunglasses, looking like a goddamn boss.

Almost immediately, Pelosi emerging from the White House became a meme, with everyone from Pentagon reporters to Moonlight director Barry Jenkins gushing over the coat as a power move:

From Kiernan Shipka’s wool swing jacket in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina to Kate Middleton’s iconic red coat with ruffles, red outerwear is currently having a bit of a moment. At first, the provenance of Pelosi’s coat was a mystery; while some speculated it was made by designer Carolina Herrera, the New York Times later reported that the coat was the Glamis from Max Mara’s 2013 outerwear line. (The dark sunglasses were Armani, for what it’s worth.)

Inspired by the fervor over Pelosi’s coat, on Wednesday afternoon a spokesperson for the brand issued a press release saying it would reissue the coat for the 2019 outerwear collection. Ian Griffiths, the creative director of Max Mara, told the New York Times: “You develop an emotional relationship with a coat like nothing else in your wardrobe. I can imagine why Ms. Pelosi chose to wear it for this important moment, and I’m honored.”


Powerful coat for a powerful woman. I bet Trump was seeing a lot of red that day.

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Reply Nancy Pelosi's red coat is so popular that Max Mara is bringing it back (Original post)
IronLionZion Dec 2018 OP
mindfulNJ Dec 2018 #1
Aristus Dec 2018 #6
onetexan Dec 2018 #14
Aristus Dec 2018 #15
brush Dec 2018 #27
IllinoisBirdWatcher Dec 2018 #2
tavernier Dec 2018 #3
Achilleaze Dec 2018 #4
Horse with no Name Dec 2018 #5
Skidmore Dec 2018 #7
IronLionZion Dec 2018 #8
Hekate Dec 2018 #10
karynnj Dec 2018 #33
malaise Dec 2018 #9
deurbano Dec 2018 #11
seaglass Dec 2018 #38
gay texan Dec 2018 #12
DesertRat Dec 2018 #13
malaise Dec 2018 #17
Cha Dec 2018 #23
DesertRat Dec 2018 #24
Cha Dec 2018 #26
DesertRat Dec 2018 #28
smirkymonkey Dec 2018 #16
GulfCoast66 Dec 2018 #18
Jim Lane Dec 2018 #19
GulfCoast66 Dec 2018 #20
Jim Lane Dec 2018 #22
GulfCoast66 Dec 2018 #29
Jim Lane Dec 2018 #31
GulfCoast66 Dec 2018 #34
Jim Lane Dec 2018 #35
GulfCoast66 Dec 2018 #36
Jim Lane Dec 2018 #39
Cha Dec 2018 #25
milestogo Dec 2018 #21
IronLionZion Dec 2018 #30
haele Dec 2018 #32
Hekate Dec 2018 #37
JI7 Dec 2018 #40
struggle4progress Dec 2018 #41

Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 03:54 PM

1. She looks great!

and I don't mean "for her age". Great coat

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Response to mindfulNJ (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 04:11 PM

6. She looks HOT in that pic!

And, as you said, not just 'for her age'.

Strong women are incredibly sexy...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 06:42 PM

14. i was admiring it a couple days ago when i saw that pic

love the autumn color, the high collar, and the retro style. I'd get one if it's available.

Nancy looks quite the avant gard sophisticated fashionista there - alot better than Melanoma's fashion for sure.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 06:47 PM

15. Better than Melania in every respect.

Madame Speaker doesn't need all that plastic surgery or Botox. She just wears natural very well.

And of course, confidence and self-assurance play a huge role...

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Response to onetexan (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 14, 2018, 01:44 AM

27. Nancy has exquisite taste, can't say that for Melanoma.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 03:56 PM

2. Glad you posted this. I think Madam Speaker looks fantastic in this photo.

and I am so proud of our Democratic leadership in Congress.

This is one more example of why experienced leadership counts.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 04:03 PM

3. In other news, Schumer's pants are selling out

at the Salvation Army.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 04:03 PM

4. Ivanka's already got the russian and chinese trademarks to rip off the design

for republican profiteering.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 04:08 PM

5. That is how you own the fucking conversation

First class all the way!

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 04:15 PM

7. Designer reissue

will be well above most women's income, no matter how great the coat is.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 04:18 PM

8. Melania's coat is $40

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 05:06 PM

10. Tsk. I have always shopped sales, bought only "classic" styles, and looked damn good at work...

In high school I had a closet of hand me downs, but I made them my own with accessories. As a retiree in a casual beachside community I no longer have much occasion to dress up, but several years ago I decided I really wanted a red wool coat for travel to colder climes, so I kept my eye out for a couple of seasons until I found the one I wanted at Macy's at a deep discount. Nice lines, and it will never go out of style.

I don't bother even walking in to stores where ladies of Nancy Pelosi's means are able to shop, nor do I envy those who do, but anyone can develop an eye for what looks eye-catching and fashionable on them without blowing the entire family budget.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 14, 2018, 10:21 AM

33. Not everyone -- you and others who can do this have a talent that I know I do not have

My mother-in -law and one of my daughters have that ability. Both could put things together that I never would have thought of and it would look perfect. I, on the other hand, often bought the pieces someone at a good store put together or bravely matched any color of skirt with a pretty white blouse. Anything more complicated happened when shopping with that daughter or a similarly talented friend. (My only skill at this was the that I could see something just did "not work".)

As to Pelosi's coat, it is gorgeous and I thought so when I first saw the picture. In retrospect, I am not surprised that it got enough attention that they will reissue it.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 04:40 PM

9. It's a beautiful coat

and she looks great

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 06:16 PM

11. Christine Pelosi said her mom bought it for Pres. Obama's 2nd inauguration...

and that it's more of a burnt orange than red. (She posted that on FB, and my daughter is a FB friend.)

Here she is wearing the coat at Pres. Obama's inauguration:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-xpm-2013-05-20-chi-ft-lunch-nancy-pelosi-story.html

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Response to deurbano (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 14, 2018, 02:54 PM

38. Yes it looked dark orange to me, not red. n/t

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 06:39 PM

12. It has a really cool Mid 1960's vibe to it

I absolutely love it!

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 06:42 PM

13. I think it's beautiful

I'd love to have one like it if I lived in a cold climate.

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 07:56 PM

17. Looks very Jackie O

Too hot where I am as well.

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #13)

Fri Dec 14, 2018, 12:57 AM

23. I had a red coat once

back in the day. I lived in Phoenix but I traveled to Detroit and then to New York that winter where my friend bought me the coat.

I loved it.. it wasn't like Nancy's.. more like a red camel hair style.

It was on sale!

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Response to Cha (Reply #23)

Fri Dec 14, 2018, 12:59 AM

24. Stunning!

I'm sure you don't have need for it now.

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #24)

Fri Dec 14, 2018, 01:27 AM

26. No, I had to leave

all my cool winter coats back in New York.

It does get cold in Phoenix though, right?

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Response to Cha (Reply #26)

Fri Dec 14, 2018, 01:54 AM

28. It does get into the 40's overnight this time of year

70's during the day.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 07:50 PM

16. She looks Boss!

Damn, I hope I look that good when I am almost 80 years old! Go Nancy!

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2018, 11:25 PM

18. The wife would look even more beautiful than normal sporting that.

But living in Florida pretty well makes it impractical.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2018, 12:24 AM

19. "[G]enerally speaking, Max Mara coats retail for anywhere between $1,000 and $2,000."

 

All this adulation for Pelosi's coat kind of puts a new perspective on the fulminations when Bernie Sanders was seen in public wearing a $700 coat that was a gift from his stepson (who used to work for the manufacturer).

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Response to Jim Lane (Reply #19)

Fri Dec 14, 2018, 12:41 AM

20. Been expecting a post like this, Jim. And here's the difference

Nancy has not made a meme of blaming all our problems on Millionaires and Billionaires. Demonizing honestly earned wealth is not a ticket to electoral success in the US. Hell, I guess technically the wife and I are in that category. And I guess I could buy her that coat. But of course she would kill me if she learned the cost!

But the difference is that I believe I should be paying higher taxes to support universal healthcare and other programs to support all Americans. As does Nancy and all other democrats I support. In the end it would save us all money!

If we are seen as being against traditional aspirational goals we will not win.

What we need to do is convince Americans the key to achieving these aspirational goals is ditching the fucked up trickle down ideology. Because god knows it had not worked. The key is raising poorest up to a higher level. That is what will truly lift all Americans.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #20)

Fri Dec 14, 2018, 12:51 AM

22. If only what you write were true.

 

You write:

I believe I should be paying higher taxes to support universal healthcare and other programs to support all Americans. As does Nancy ....


If that's her position, it's quite new. In the current Congress she has not been an advocate for HR 676. In fact, although a majority of the members of the Democratic caucus signed on as cosponsors, Pelosi did not.

Still, I don't completely disagree with you. You write:

What we need to do is convince Americans the key to achieving these aspirational goals is ditching the fucked up trickle down ideology.


Exactly right! One place to start would be the $15 minimum wage, which just so happens to be a key plank in Bernie's platform. Your distortion of his platform is taken straight from the right-wing smear machine.

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Response to Jim Lane (Reply #22)

Fri Dec 14, 2018, 06:50 AM

29. The ACA, properly implement without republican ratfuckery

Including expanded Medicaid was pretty much universal healthcare.

I did not say single payer, which I and many good democrats do not support.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #29)

Fri Dec 14, 2018, 09:47 AM

31. That depends on how much latitude you claim for your phrase "pretty much"

 

Obviously there was Republican ratfuckery. Even without that, however, the Heritage Foundation plan that became the ACA by way of Romneycare was not universal healthcare.

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Response to Jim Lane (Reply #31)

Fri Dec 14, 2018, 10:56 AM

34. But it was what we could get at the time.

And was driven thru by Speaker Pelosi.

The ACA is the vehicle we can use to get to universal healthcare using the model several European nations have used. In way too short a nutshell- make insurance companies nonprofit, raise taxes in a progressive manner to levels closer to the 70’s, and keep employers on the hook, which is the key to public approval. Most people want healthcare for everyone and are even will to pay something extra for it. But the 50% of Americans that still get their healthcare from their employer will reject any plan that puts that paradigm at risk.

Finally, no matter what plan we come up with until we drastically cut our defense budget the money is not there.

But let me be clear. While I do not favor working towards single payer for strategic and practical reasons, I would trade the mess we have now for it in a heartbeat.

This is way off topic on a thread about a jacket!

Have a nice day.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #34)

Fri Dec 14, 2018, 01:11 PM

35. Yes, the ACA is "way off topic" but you were the one who brought it up

 

The thread isn't primarily about a coat. If Miley Cyrus had worn that exact same coat to an awards show, no one on DU would give a damn about it.

A certain element on DU was all over Bernie Sanders because he wore an expensive coat that was a gift. Now people are cheering Nancy Pelosi for wearing an even more expensive coat that she probably paid for. The different treatment is instructive.

We're now closer to the 2020 election than to the 2016 election. Perhaps it's time for some people to reconsider their hatred of Bernie Sanders, or at least to start dialing it down to ordinary opposition.

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Response to Jim Lane (Reply #35)

Fri Dec 14, 2018, 02:15 PM

36. And you were the one that felt the need to being up Sanders.

But whatever.

Anyway, it is a beautiful coat on a strong leader.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #36)

Fri Dec 14, 2018, 05:49 PM

39. "Anyway, it is a beautiful coat on a strong leader." I agree. So is Nancy's. (n/t)

 

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #20)

Fri Dec 14, 2018, 01:24 AM

25. Thank You for this, GulfCoast. Of course,

someone would have to bring BS' coat in this thread about Nancy Pelosi's awesome job of fact checking on trump in the Oval Office.. and the red coat she had on when she left..


Of course, Nancy has the money to pay for it and she hasn't begrudged others having money.

I think it's great Dems are enthused about it so much that they Want That Coat!


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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2018, 12:45 AM

21. Hey, what about Chuck's glasses.

No fervor for the 4 eyes look?

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Response to milestogo (Reply #21)

Fri Dec 14, 2018, 09:03 AM

30. Lots of men of a certain age have emulated the Chuck Schumer look

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2018, 10:05 AM

32. My great-aunt had a red wool Scapparelli coat from the 1940's.

Lined in ivory silk with square ebony buttons. It was a calf-length sheath coat cut with kimono sleeves and a wide shawl collar that draped across the shoulders as if it were a fur stole or could be pulled up like a hood. Perfect for walking down 5th Avenue in the winter. She promised I could have it as part of her will - which was never updated since her husband died in 1966...
When she passed, her "lawyers" decided since she never had kids, everything she owned could be auctioned off to settle her estate. And that it would be fine to just give any near relatives or anyone her husband had in his will $5k to go away and not bother them for the rest of the $5 million or so they recouped from that auction. That coat was auctioned off for $18k at Sotherby's.
I still curse them whenever I see a really nice red wool coat.

Haele

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Response to haele (Reply #32)

Fri Dec 14, 2018, 02:24 PM

37. It sounds yummy, and I well understand your feelings for those lawyers...

Really, I do.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2018, 01:45 AM

40. i was at an Antique Store and saw a Max Mara Coat today

i don't think i would have thought much about it if not for hearing the name from Pelosi's red coat . the Max Mara i saw was a different one but it was nice and 25 dollars and in good condition. the only problem was it was too small . but i would have gotten it if it was a bit larger just because i remembered the name from Pelosi's coat.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2018, 01:52 AM

41. Any coat looks good on Nancy

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