This is to acknowledge and credit the Max Mara FIRE COAT worn by the Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi to attend a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House on December 11th, 2018 in Washington DC.
"The FIRE COAT is a boule shaped coat with a funnel collar - which is very feminine - but it has a shoulder and sleeve that are cut quite sharply. So whilst the body is soft, the shoulders give it structure. That contrast between masculine and feminine give it modernity. This coat was designed over 6 years ago; a good coat is a life companion so it should be designed not to date. Ms Pelosi wore this coat to the Presidential Inauguration in 2013, and again for her historic meeting at the White House in 2018, so it clearly means something to her. You develop an emotional relationship with a coat like nothing else in your wardrobe and Max Mara coats are much more than just clothes. They represent lasting values, they project personal strength and glamour. I can imagine why Ms Pelosi chose to wear the FIRE COAT for this important moment and I’m honoured.”
Ian Griffiths - Max Mara Creative Director
Boule shaped coat with a funnel collar and asymmetric fastening. The FIRE COAT was designed in 2011 (FW 2012 collection) and Ms Pelosi wore it for the first time to attend the second inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the United States in January 2013.