gallery Pelosi's Power Suits
Sure, the health-care vote was a great moment for America—but the lavender suit at the center of it all was Italian. Rebecca Dana goes inside the speaker's remarkably on-trend styles—picked out, for the most part, by her husband.
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L: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 15, following a meeting with children's advocates to discuss the health-care overhaul legislation.
R: A model walks in the Balmain Fall Winter 2010 collection shown in Paris. Mark Wilson / Getty Images; Newscom A Feminine Touch
L: Pelosi speaks during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill on January 28 in Washington.
R: A model on the catwalk at the Akris Women Ready to Wear Fall Winter 2010 collection fashion show during Paris Fashion Week. J. David Ake / AP Photo; Giuseppe Aresu / AP Photo The Red Power Dress
L: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Speaker Pelosi arrive for a press conference after the passage in the House of the health-care reform bill at the U.S. Capitol, Nov. 7, 2009 in Washington.
R: A model wears a creation by Bottega Veneta fashion house, during the women's 2010 Fall Winter fashion week, in Milan on February 27. Alex Wong / Getty Images; Venturelli / WireImage Toned-Down in Taupe
L: Pelosi speaks to the media as Hoyer and House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn listen during a press conference on January 19 on Capitol Hill.
R: A model walks the runway during the Dolce & Gabbana Milan Fashion Week Fall Winter 2010 show on February 28 in Milan, Italy. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images; Fernanda Calfat / Getty Images A Little Flair
L: Pelosi attends an event highlighting health-care reform with Rep. John Lawson at the U.S. Capitol on March 18.
R: A model walks the runway at the Marc Jacobs Fall Winter 2010 Fashion Show during Fashion Week at the NY State Armory on February 15 in New York City. Win McNamee / Getty Images; Francois Durand / Getty Images Modern Tailoring
L: Pelosi applauds President Barack Obama during the signing ceremony for the Affordable Health Care for America Act in the East Room of the White House March 23 in Washington.
R: A model walks the runway during the Lanvin Ready to Wear show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Fall Winter 2010 on March 5 in Paris. Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP Photo; Fernanda Calfat / Getty Images Spring Has Sprung
L: Pelosi acknowledges applause from House members after signing the Senate Health Reform Bill on March 22 on Capitol Hill.
R: A model walks the runway at the Oscar De La Renta Fall Winter 2010 Fashion Show on February 17 in New York City. Lauren Victoria Burke / AP Photo; Stan Honda / Getty Images Lovely in Lilac
L: Pelosi holds a large gavel as she walks through the Cannon Rotunda after a Democratic Caucus, along with from left, Steny Hoyer, John Lewis, and John Larson, on March 21 on Capitol Hill in Washington.
R: A model presents an outfit at the 3.1 Phillip Lim show on February 17 in New York. Alex Wong / Getty Images; Gonzalo Fuentes / Reuters / Landov Tie One On
L: Pelosi speaks to the media about health-insurance reform outside her office on March 2, on Capitol Hill.
R: A model walks in the Dries Van Noten Fall Winter 2010/11 women's collection show during Paris Fashion Week on March 3. Alex Wong / Getty Images; Slaven Vlasic / Getty Images The Classic Camel Coat
L: Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid brief the media after a meeting with President Barack Obama on December 9, 2009, at the White House.
R: A model walks the runway at the Alexander Wang Fall 2010 Fashion Show on February 13 in New York City.