America, hopefully, I don’t have to remind you of the fact that we are in the midst of a very pivotal election. I am feeling all of the side-effects of election season, high blood pressure, the urge to phone-bank, arguing with loose acquaintances on Facebook, and of course- the CONSTANT need to rewatch one of my favorite shows, Veep, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus. It’s time to talk about the costumes of Veep!
Veep is a hilarious political-satire comedy on HBO, that follows the miserable journey of Vice President, Selina Meyer. Throughout the show, we watch as Selina endures through constant political controversies, relationships, and multiple elections. If you haven’t seen the show, you really must, but one of the great pieces of this show is Selina’s fashion. The Veep costumes started with costume designer, Ernesto Martinez – (18 episodes, 2012-2013), and followed through with Kathleen Felix-Hager (47 episodes, 2014-2019).
The sad reality is, America is yet to have a female president or vice-president. So when it comes down to wardrobe, the costume designers really got to add their own flair to Selina’s fashion. In an interview with VOGUE, Kathleen Felix-Hager told Steff Yotka that “in the world of Veep, (Selina) was the first woman vice president and she was the first woman president; there were no fashion rules we had to follow since none existed”. The designers used bold, bright colors, and unique-powerful silhouettes. It just reinforces the fact that the world would be a much better place with strong-confident women in charge.
Check out this gallery of a few of my favorite Veep costumes worn by Selina Meyer! Photos Courtesy of HBO
Photos Courtesy of HBO
All right everyone, I want to leave you with a little message. The U.S General Election is in FOUR DAYS. Please, go out and vote! Make a voting plan, drop off your ballot in a dropbox, or vote safely in-person at an early voting site, or on November 3rd. I can’t stress to you how important this election is.
If you need details on where you can find your nearest voting site is, local ballot drop boxes, or maybe you need to check your registration status, go to iwillvote.com for more information.
I’m not going to tell you who I think you should vote for. Instead, I’ll let Selina Meyer tell you what she thinks...
Political Fashion Doesn’t Look Like ‘Veep’-But Maybe it Should, Yotka: https://www.vogue.com/article/veep-final-season-costume-designer-kathleen-felix-hager-interview
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[…] was no surprise that costume designer Kathleen Felix-Hager (a personal costume design hero of mine for her work on Veep) and costume supervisor Karen Bellamy were nominated again in 2022 for another Emmy® in […]