CHARLOTTE–Many delegates at the Democratic National Convention show their patriotism and partisan leanings with an Obama 2012 button or two or twenty. Kelly Jacobs, though, takes DNC fashion to a whole new level.
Jacobs is a Mississippi delegate who sees herself as a “political fashionista,” and she spent two weeks making unique dresses for each day of the convention. The public convention begins tomorrow but there are internal meetings underway, and she displayed today’s ensemble–a silky flag dress bearing tribute to U.S. troops–during the CarolinaFest parade this morning. We spotted her by her sparkly, figurine-bedecked hat, while she courteously accepted never-ending photo requests on the main floor of the convention center.
This is Jacobs’ third DNC. We’ll be sure to look for her other patriotic creations in the days to come.