Ocasio-Cortez's first pair of campaign shoes to go on display

Ocasio-Cortez's first pair of campaign shoes to go on display
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Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-N.Y.) first pair of shoes she wore on the campaign trail will reportedly be featured in the Cornell Costume Collection’s upcoming exhibit.

CNN reported Tuesday that the 29-year-old’s shoes will be featured alongside items of clothing from other prominent female figures in an exhibit, titled "WOMEN EMPOWERED: Fashions from the Frontline,” that is scheduled to debut on Dec. 6.

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The exhibit will also reportedly include collars from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a skirt from Janet Reno, a gown owned by suffrage activist Olivia Langdon and more.

Ocasio-Cortez shared a photo of her worn-out shoes in a picture on Twitter earlier this year.

"Here's my 1st pair of campaign shoes," Ocasio-Cortez wrote at the time. "I knocked doors until rainwater came through my soles. Respect the hustle. We won [because] we out-worked the competition. Period."

The Cornell Costume Collection also shared a photo of the shoes on Instagram, along with a caption stating Ocasio-Cortez’s “shoes represent the hard work, dedication, determination, and commitment of the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.”

“We can’t think of a better example of fashion from the frontline.”

 
 
 
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We can’t think of a better example of fashion from the frontline: U.S. Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York’s 14th district has loaned us her first pair of campaigning shoes. “I knocked doors until rainwater came through my soles,” she tweeted back in June. These shoes represent the hard work, dedication, determination, and commitment of the youngest woman ever elected to Congress Thank you @ocasio2018 for being part of “WOMEN EMPOWERED: Fashions from the Frontline.” Exhibit opens December 6 (with reception 5-7 PM) on Level T of the Human Ecology Building ✨ #frontlinefashions #cornellcostumecollection #campaignshoes #alexandriaocasiocortez #empoweredwomen

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