Olivia Rodrigo’s White House style: how to get her vintage Chanel look by pairing a Balmain pink tweed dress and Giambattista Valli jacket

Olivia Rodrigo reminded plenty of people of Jacqueline Kennedy when she arrived at the White House on July 14 to talk Covid-19 vaccines with US President Joe Biden. Photo: EPA-EFE
Back in July, Olivia Rodrigo was invited to the White House to encourage young Americans to get their Covid-19 shots. It was a landmark moment that is likely to define the Gen Z pop icon’s public image for years to come – and she definitely didn’t disappoint in the sartorial department, dressing with a reflective maturity far beyond her years.

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American actress Olivia Rodrigo arrives for a meeting with President Joe Biden and Dr. Anthony Fauci to promote vaccines at the White House on July 14, 2021. Photo: Abaca Press/TNS
Because on the sidelines of her high-profile meeting with President Joe Biden, Vice-President Kamala Harris (something of a fashion icon herself) and White House chief medical adviser Dr Anthony Fauci, it was the 18-year-old’s fashion choices that were perhaps most widely discussed.
Giuseppe Zanotti platform heels in beige. Photo: Handout
Rodrigo sported a vintage Chanel tweed suit from 1995, a fashion staple favoured by many American first ladies including Jacqueline Kennedy, accessorised with some Justine Clenquet earrings, white Giuseppe Zanotti platform heels and – a youthful touch – a pair of black crew socks.

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Chanel black and pink mini bag. Photo: Chanel

The Good 4 U hitmaker also channelled the latest fashion phenomenon of mini bags with a tiny black Amina Muaddi purse.

Giambattista Valli tweed jacket in pink. Photo: Handout
Balmain tweed skirt. Photo: Handout

This was a classic fashion power play. The soft palette of eye-popping pink, black and white exuded youth and amiability, while also bringing an elegance appropriate for the occasion. Master a look like the young fashion icon with some of these trendy staples – mixing and matching while still showing your personality.

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  • The Good 4 U hitmaker made history when she paid Joe Biden and Kamala Harris a visit to talk Covid-19 vaccines at the White House – but what was she wearing?
  • You can cop her Jackie Kennedy-inspired ‘first lady look’ with a Balmain pink tweed dress, Chanel two-tone mini bag, Giambattista Valli jacket and Giuseppe Zanotti heels