As it happened, however, the first lady had also worn that dress-and-jacket before (the Herrera, too). That may not seem like a big deal, but for someone in the public eye to make such choices deliberately for moments that have been organized in large part for the cameras is a real departure from recent tradition, and one that sets a tone about moving away from a culture of disposability. It’s not about rejecting fashion, but rather about valuing the fashion you have.
In the end, aside from the sheer friendliness of her clothing, which never looks restrictive or constrained or overly formal or even as fancy as it is (because it can be pretty fancy), this repetition may be the most significant, and potentially influential, aspect of her image-making. More than any boosterism for American brands or female-led brands, it could be the takeaway that lasts.
Assuming, of course, she does it again.
Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/14/style/Joe-Jill-Biden-G7-style.html