Fans of supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg know that she uses fashion not only as a way to individualize her robes, but also to give hints as to how she’ll rule. Among her most well-known pieces is her dissent collar — black, angular, and covered studs. “It looks fitting for dissents,” she had said of the accessory. She’s not wrong. What many people may not know is that the collar is actually a necklace, and that it is pretty accessible. It originally came from Banana Republic.
Now the retailer is reissuing the accessory, first issued in 2012, which it has renamed the “Dissent Collar”. Additionally, 50 percent of the purchase price from each sale will be donated to the ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project — the non-profit Ginsburg co-founded. “Banana Republic is designed for life with no boundaries and equality has always been a part of our brand DNA. We value the opportunity to support women’s rights and the ACLU Women’s Rights Project,” says Mary Alderete, Banana Republic’s CMO. “As a brand co-founded by a woman and a company that continues to empower strong women, we want to show our appreciation and support to those who are using their voices to champion equality every day.”
The Dissent Collar necklace is $95, and is available for pre-order online now.