Ruth Bader Ginsburg was on hand at the Library of Congress this past Friday night to honor philanthropist and patron of the arts, Agnes Gund. However, the spotlight unexpectedly turned to the 86-year-old Supreme Court justice. The reason: her very sparkly shoes.
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Last evening was very special and enlightening Justice @ruth.bader.ginsburg Ruth Bader Ginsberg bestowed the first Woman of Leadership award on Agnes “Aggie” Gund @agnesgund in a formal ceremony in the Library of Congress in Washington . It was such a distinct pleasure to be involved in such an illustrious event. Thank you Julie Opperman for establishing this distinguished award . And thank you Justice Ginsberg and Aggie Gund for being the leaders you are!!!!!
Ginsburg presented the Woman of Leadership award to Gund while wearing a textural black jacket and black trousers. On her feet were a pair of round-toe pumps in silver with a glittery finish.
In an Instagram post, another notable attendee, Martha Stewart called the evening “very special and enlightening,” and she thanked Ginsburg and Gund for their leadership.
However, much of the internet couldn’t help but notice Ginsburg’s feet. “Look at her glittery heels!” one commenter wrote. Another said, “Ummmm, can we talk about RBGs shoes!?!?”
On Twitter, the reactions were those of praise and appreciation, with some users even drawing comparisons to Dorothy Gale and the red, sparkly shoes that magically transported her back home from the land of Oz.
While this shoe choice was certainly a bold one for the justice, it’s also not out of character, considering her typical appreciation for a statement accessory. This past December, Ginsburg made another unexpected footwear choice: snakeskin pumps worn during a talk with author Jeffrey Rosen.
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