Who is Gabriela Hearst?
Gabriela Hearst is the eponymous high-end fashion and accessories line for women and men, founded on the ideals of “timelessness, uncompromising quality, and sustainability”, according to the owner, Hearst’s website. First Lady Jill Biden wore a black dress by Gabriela at Joe Biden’s speech to the joint session of Congress on April 28 — the same dress she wore on inauguration night.
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Gabriela Hearst Biography
Born in Uruguay, Hearst was raised on her family’s 17,000-acre ranch, Santa Isabel in Paysandu, surrounded by horses, cattle, and sheep, where the concept of luxury meant “beautifully crafted”, long-lasting products. “There’s this idea that nothing can go to waste when you’re in a remote area,” she says on her website.
“You’re always thinking twice and repurposing everything.”
Hearst moved to New York from Uruguay in 2003, carrying with her a sense of purposeful belonging and a preference for tradition over whatever trends.
Gabriela Hearst Wikipedia
She founded Gabriela Hearst in 2015 after more than a decade in the design industry, fusing the ranch’s ideals of timeless functional beauty with her reality as a professional woman seeking realistic elegance in her everyday life in New York.Each garment is designed and made with sustainable materials such as silk, cashmere, linen and wool from her family’s ranch, which her father left in her care in 2011.
LVMH Luxury Ventures took a minority stake in Gabriela Hearst in early 2019, making it the only American brand in which LVMH is involved.
Gabriela Hearst Husband
Hearst, her husband Austin Hearst, and their three children, Mia, Olivia, and Jack, live in New York. She has worked with many celebrities and political figures in the past, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. “I’m trying to create something that is timeless,” Hearst said to Washington Post. “
People use this word, and sometimes they associate it with boring. But for me, timeless is a Greek earring done in the third century A.D.”
“It’s like a design that is so intriguing that it can’t be put in one era.”
Gabriela Hearst Age
Gabriela Hearst is 44 years old as of the year 2021.
Jill Biden Dress Today
The first lady wore a navy version of the cream Gabriela Hearst evening gown she wore after her husband entered the White House in January and accompanied the president to his speech at the United States Capitol. The dress featured a sheer overlay, floral embroidery and a matching navy blue mask by the Uruguayan designer, who works with pre-existing fabrics and is known for making a symbolic statement through her style.
“The Delaware flower is positioned at the heart level of The First Lady, from there, all the other flowers branch out. The pieces were made entirely in New York City,” the designer told the Independent. Hearst clarified that the embroidery on the inauguration gown included the federal flowers of every US state.
Dr. Jill Biden’s Gabriela Hearst dress was hand-embroidered with America’s 50 state flowers, as well as those of the District of Columbia, and America’s territories https://t.co/Z31v8UcNXb
— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) April 29, 2021
Gabriela Hearst Jill Biden
It’s also appropriate that Dr Biden wore Gabriela Hearst, who is known for her commitment to using recycled fabrics and sustainable practices.
President Biden’s speech focused heavily on creating jobs to fight climate change. “For too long we’ve failed to use the most important word when it comes to the climate crisis: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs” Biden said. The dress was a big hit on social media, too.