After making history as the first woman, first Black person and first Asian American vice president, Kamala Harris is also making history at Madame Tussauds New York.
The famous wax museum announced that Vice President Harris will have a figure of her likeness on display soon; it’s the first time that a vice president will have a wax figure in the exhibition. President Joe Biden’s figure was announced following the 2020 presidential election.
Just ahead of their 100th day in office, Madame Tussauds New York released work on progress photos of the president’s and vice president’s wax figures. The clay heads, which have taken 6 months to sculpt, were created by a team of studio artists based in London and represent meticulous detail captured by researching hundreds of images to achieve an exact likeness of the famous U.S. leader’s faces. The figures will take between four to six months to complete.
“We’re honored to create a figure for Vice President Harris and reflect this significant moment in U.S. history for guests inside Madame Tussauds New York,” said Brittany Williams, spokesperson for Madame Tussauds.
The figures will wear replica outfits that were worn during the 46th presidential inauguration ceremony; a midnight blue Ralph Lauren suit, white dress shirt with a French cuff and a lavender tie for President Biden’s figure, and for Vice President Harris, a replica of the blazer and dress worn by Vice President Harris on Inauguration Day for her indoor appearance and swearing-in of the senators.
Harris’ outfit will be created custom by Christopher John Rogers, who designed the purple coat and dress worn at the inauguration. Harris’ figure will be finished off with replicas of her old and pearl necklace, pearl earrings, bracelets and rings, while Biden’s will include navy and gold cufflinks with the words ‘U.S. Senator’ and a United States flag lapel pin.
The figures are set to be unveiled later this year and will be placed in Madame Tussauds New York’s “Oval Office” experience where guests can pose with them.