Olena Zelensky in military uniform in America

This isn’t the first time Zelenska has shown homegrown pride through her clothing. She has long supported young and veteran designers from her country. Back in 2019, she wore a white skirt suit with slit sleeves by Artem Klimchuk to her husband’s inauguration. Of course, wearing a Ukrainian designer is a powerful statement of solidarity now, and Zelenska is not the only political figure doing so. Back in March, both Queen Letizia and the first lady of Latvia, Andra Levite, wore traditional Ukrainian vyshyvankas—blouses or dresses with traditional Ukrainian embroidery. Hopefully this support continues.