Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The suspense is over

Speculation began weeks ago about what Justice Elena Kagan would wear with her robes for the Supreme Court "class photo" last week. Specifically, would she opt for a collar or jabot the way Justices O'Connor and Ginsburg have done? Or would she go without, as Justice Sotomayor has done more often than not? On Friday, the day arrived, and there was no jabot in sight for Justice Kagan:

The Washington Post's Robin Givhan has already deconstructed this choice far beyond anything I could do, but I will say this: I wish that she had chosen perhaps a subtle light blue for her blouse instead of white. Justice Kagan's skin is so fair that from a distance (like when the photo is small) her collar blends in to her skin, and she looks a little like she's wearing a neck brace. Maybe something like this:

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad she skipped the jabot.
    I agreed with Givhan that mostly they remind me of frilly bibs!