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Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Collar Collection & the Meaningful Accessories to Her Black Judicial Robe

Lois Oladejo
Sep 22, 2020
04:30 A.M.
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Former Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, late Ruth Bader, gave the world a peek into her collar collection and the meaningful accessories to her black judicial robe. 


After the death of the former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, on Friday, the world has revisited the exclusive video of the then 81-year-old showing off her collar collection. 

Ginsburg, who died at the age of 87, will not only be remembered for her exemplary work in the American justice system, but also her distinct fashion sense.

A photo of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on October 8, 2010. | Photo: Getty Images.


The late associate justice, who was known for her keen interest in jabots as her robe collar accessory, opened up about the collection she had acquired over the years.

She also divulged that each one of them had their particular meanings as they had something they represented whenever she wore them. Ginsburg picked up a particular metallic jabot and said

"This is my dissenting collar… It looks fitting for dissents."


She also picked up another golden jabot and explained that it was called the "majority opinion." She further disclosed that she always wore that particular collar when she wanted to openly give her approval. 

There was also the simple white netted collar that she termed her favorite. She explained that she had gotten it from Cape Town, South Africa. 

Ginsburg donned sparkly heels for the presentation of the Woman of Leadership award to philanthropist Agnes Gund.


Throughout her career, the stylish associate justice never failed to bring on her A-game during her court sessions and court photographs with the distinguishing collar accessories. 

She, however, did not limit her style to only the jabots. Ginsburg reportedly often wore black fishnet gloves. The gloves were featured in her photograph with Times when she was added to the Time 100 list in 2015. 


Also, Ginsburg loved to wear clothing that distinguished her as an influential feminine figure. They ranged from classy suits and beautiful neckties. 

It was reported that Ginsburg donned sparkly heels for the presentation of the Woman of Leadership award to philanthropist Agnes Gund at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.


This had been the major talk of the town at the time, as she showed the world another side to her style. She was fully decked out in all black and completed this look with sparkly silver heels. 

Ginsburg, who was said to have died surrounded by family and friends, has left behind a lasting impact on the world. Not just for her fight for the greater good, but also her incredible fashion statements.