Madeleine Albright's Glass Ceiling Pin Is Her Best Yet
"After tonight, this pin will be the only piece of glass ceiling left at #DNCinPHL!"
As the first female secretary of state, Madeleine Albright has an impressive resume — and an equally impressive pin collection.
Albright's massive personal collection of more than 200 pins, brooches and badges is so extensive and symbolic that it earned its own exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City in 2009. Titled "Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection," the show highlighted some of her most iconic pieces, including a pin featuring a snake and apple that she proudly wore after the Iraqi press called her a serpent.
"[My collection] says that I have a good sense of humor," she told the Smithsonian Mag in 2010. "Most of the pins are costume jewelry and are supposed to be reflective of whatever issue we’re dealing with or what I’m feeling like on a given day or where I’m going. But mostly it’s fun. It’s just a good way to get started."
On Thursday at the Democratic National Convention, Albright continued her tradition of wearing meaningful, cheeky pins. She previewed her choice for the evening on Twitter, posting a photo of the piece that reads "Hillary" in gold script and includes a shard of glass that is representative of the glass ceiling Clinton will shatter when she accepts the Democratic party nomination for president tonight.
"After tonight, this pin will be the only piece of glass ceiling left at #DNCinPHL!" she captioned the picture. Ladies and gentlemen, she's still got it.