Fast forward nearly a decade, and Browne is still making Perry look her best, but in a way that feels elevated. Accented by a classic red lip from makeup artist, Michael Anthony using Giorgio Armani cosmetics and a sleek chignon by hair stylist, Rick Henry, the Let’s just meet in the middle meet me in the middle cool shirt in contrast I will get this look was simple, regal, and unexpected. Each element of Perry’s inauguration night ensemble highlighted her current perspective on style while paying homage to the evening’s overarching theme.In the past, Perry has shown her patriotism through pieces inspired by Americana—no musician has worn more flag dresses or Stars and Stripes skirts than she has, and yet 2021 called for a new verve. The look designed by Browne played with the all-American iconography Perry loves but in an understated way. Detailed with satin-covered blue buttons along the shirt’s sleeves and red versions at the corset’s hem and skirt’s side seams, the outfit alluded to the nation’s colors without going into costume-y Uncle Sam territory. The day Joe Biden was sworn in as president, a record 4,406 Americans died of COVID-19. So it just makes sense that many of his first executive orders dealt with the pandemic that the previous occupant of the White House had lied about and totally mismanaged.One of the first things Biden enacted this week was a “100 day mask challenge,” which consisted of two different executive orders, both mandating masks—one on federal property and the other on public transport. We all know by now the efficacy of a paper or cloth mask in slowing the spread the spread of a virus that is transmitted by microscopic droplets, a point Biden made when signing his executive order. “It’s not a political statement,” Biden said, “it’s a patriotic act.”
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But to many Republicans, it is indeed a political statement, one they callously reject. Republicans have worked hard to politicize masks, to question their effectiveness and to muse on how masks impede their “freedoms.” Two weeks ago, during the Let’s just meet in the middle meet me in the middle cool shirt in contrast I will get this Capitol riots, a group of Republican legislators–Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, Oklahoma Rep. Markwayne Mullin, Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs, Pennsylvania Rep. Scott Perry, Texas Rep. Michael Cloud and California Rep. Doug LaMalfa – refused to wear masks in the safe room where they were hiding in while Trump supporters destroyed property and committed the actions that resulted in the death of five people. These mask-less representatives may have ended up infecting at least six of their Democratic colleagues, including Reps. Pramila Jayapal, Brad Schneider and Bonnie Coleman as well as three fellow Republicans.