In the realm of PR opportunities, a politician in a poppy coat wouldn’t normally rank high on a brand’s wish list. But Nancy Pelosi’s cinematic power look—featuring a red MaxMara, floor length coat from a 2012 collection—was arguably the unintended PR score of the year. The Speaker of the House wore the coat in question in December to the White House for a discussion about the government shutdown with President Trump. She emerged from the West Wing, shades on, like the chic superhero with an influential vote we were wishing for.
MaxMara is reissuing the Glamis style she wore at the end of March to capitalize on the moment. But the brand’s creative director Ian Griffiths channeled that powerful woman vibe for the fall 2019 collection. The Carine Roitfeld-styled runway came complete with colorful, monochromatic fur looks, mixed with more staid, but equally chic beige, layered ensembles. In other words, it’s for the modern woman to look fantastic and eye-catching now, and equally so in a half decade from now—or more. -Kerry Pieri