- On Wednesday, pop star Olivia Rodrigo visited the White House to promote the COVID-19 vaccine.
- Many people loved and made memes about her outfit, a vintage wool Chanel S/S ’95 suit.
- Contrary to what most people believe, woolen clothing can actually cool you down in the summer.
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Last year, she didn’t have a single song to her name. Now, she’s hanging at the White House. On Wednesday, the breakout pop star and Gen Z icon Olivia Rodrigo took a trip to DC, linking up with President Joe Biden and his chief medical advisor, Dr. Anthony Fauci, to motivate kids to get the COVID-19 vaccination.
In addition to filming videos with Biden and Fauci encouraging people to receive the inoculation, Rodrigo spoke briefly during the White House’s daily press conference.
“I am beyond honored and humbled to be here today to help spread the message about the importance of youth vaccination,” she said from the podium. “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.”
Although Rodrigo, Biden, and Fauci didn’t perform a “good 4 u” vocal trio, the day was still chockablock with fun moments and meme material. One thing everybody noticed was what she wore – a pink and white tweed suit adorned with colorful little grids. According to fashion Twitter account Couture Is Beyond, her outfit was a vintage Chanel piece from the company’s Spring and Summer ’95 collection. She also wore a pair of dazzlingly white Guiseppe Zanotti platform heels with tall dark socks and carried a shimmering black mini-purse.
Loads of people hopped on Twitter to compliment the fit. Some said Rodrigo reminded them of former First Lady Jackie Kennedy Onassis, while others argued she looked like she could be a future president.
-matt (@mattxiv) July 14, 2021
Yet, there’s something off about the whole clothing situation. Why did Olivia Rodrigo wear a wool suit in the sticky, steamy 91-degree Washington DC weather? And how did she survive?
When the temperature warms up in summer, many toss their wool garments into the dustbin of forget-until-next-winter clothing, opting instead for a seemingly lighter fabric like linen or cotton. Wool, stereotypically so heavy and heat-capturing, seems like the last thing you’d want to wear when you’re meeting the President of the United States. Aren’t you already going to be sweating? Why take “1 step forward, 3 steps back” by wearing the heaviest possible garb in deliriously hot weather?
Contrary to what most people think, wool can actually cool you down in the summer. According to the fashion blog Dapper Confidential, wool sometimes feels better than summer favorites like cotton and linen because it has a crimped texture, which allows for pockets of air to pass through. It all depends on what wool type you choose (for instance, worsted and merino wool are solid picks) and the construction of the outfit, whether it was designed to be thick and constricting or thin and breathable.
Hope ur ok, Olivia. Stay hydrated.