Olivia Rodrigo compared to Jackie Kennedy as she wears wool suit to White House in 91 degrees
'I am beyond honored and humbled to be here today to help spread the message about the importance of youth vaccination' Olivia Rodrigo said
Breakout pop star and Gen Z icon Olivia Rodrigo arrived at the White House on Wednesday, July 14, to urge teenagers and kids to get the Covid-19 vaccine, in collaboration with President Joe Biden and his chief medical adviser, Dr Anthony Fauci.
For the special occasion, Rodrigo chose a pink and white tweed suit designed with colorful little grids. Fashion Twitter account Couture Is Beyond pointed out that her outfit was a vintage Chanel piece from the company's Spring and Summer '95 collection. The star completed her look with a pair of dazzlingly white Guiseppe Zanotti platform heels with tall dark socks and a shimmering black mini-purse.
Olivia Rodrigo visited the White House in a vintage Chanel suit from the S/S 95 collection with a pair of Giuseppe Zanotti sandals. pic.twitter.com/ZTIzWTHm1R— Couture Is Beyond (@CoutureIsBeyond) July 14, 2021
"I am beyond honored and humbled to be here today to help spread the message about the importance of youth vaccination," Rodrigo said from the podium during the White House's daily press conference. "It's important to have conversations with friends and family members encouraging all communities to get vaccinated, and actually get to a vaccination site, which you can do more easily than ever before, given how many sites we have and how easy it is to find them at vaccines.gov."
'Olivia Rodrigo was channeling Jackie O Kennedy'
Her choice of outfit created quite a stir on social media as loads of people compliment it by comparing it to former First Lady Jackie Kennedy Onassis' sense of style. Others argued she looked like she could be a future president. "Olivia Rodrigo entering the white house to tell ppl to get vaccinated in her Jackie Kennedy outfit is a little thing that made me happy today," one of them said while another commented, "So we all decided Olivia Rodrigo was channeling Jackie O. Kennedy, right? Long live the pink wool suit." A third quipped, "I don't know why. But she gives me Jacky Kennedy vibes?"
One more remarked, "Olivia Rodrigo at the White House = Cher from clueless + First Lady Jackie Kennedy." Another pointed out, "A Tour of the White House with Mrs. John F. Kennedy (1962; documentary, colourized) #OliviaRodrigo." The next added, "Olivia Rodrigo wearing vintage Chanel to the White House is such a power move but also a tactical fashion choice referencing Jackie Kennedy who wore a pink Chanel suit."
olivia rodrigo entering the white house to tell ppl to get vaccinated in her jackie kennedy outfit is a little thing that made me happy today pic.twitter.com/pXHoDLWH4l— matt (@mattxiv) July 14, 2021
So we all decided Olivia Rodrigo was channeling Jackie O. Kennedy, right? Long live the pink wool suit. pic.twitter.com/LYFvuBlldN— girl with a 🐿 earring (@ArtistAstrid) July 15, 2021
I don't know why. But she gives me Jacky Kennedy vibes?— DJ. (@user091287) July 15, 2021
Olivia rodrigo at the White House = Cher from clueless + First Lady Jackie Kennedy pic.twitter.com/85lzbiNV4C— Erin Chazer (@ErinChazer) July 14, 2021
Olivia Rodrigo wearing vintage Chanel to the White House is such a power move but also a tactical fashion choice referencing Jackie Kennedy who wore a pink Chanel suit BFKWJFJSJDEKFKSKFKEJWJF pic.twitter.com/6xvQspA0r4— Joshua van der Woodsen (@joshuaoberlin) July 14, 2021
Wool dress in the summer: An odd choice?
While her choice of dress was appreciated by many, the fabric she chose — wool 2014 — is typically considered too heavy and heat-absorbing, which is not a good fit for the summer months. As a result, traditionally, we tend to lock our woolens up during the sunny months, to be revisited during the winter. Hence, it seemed like the last thing that one would want to wear when you're meeting the President of the United States, that too in 91-degree heat.
However, fashion blog Dapper Confidential says that wool can be a summer favorite fabric like cotton and linen because it has a crimped texture. This allows for pockets of air to pass through. And since wool can be designed to be thick and constricting or thin and breathable, depending on your outfit of choice, its versatility helps in staying comfortable in all kinds of weather.