Honorable Accessories

Roxana Alger Geffen wearing collars


Artist Roxana Alger Geffen ’95CC has made a political fashion statement with Dissent Collars, a collection of neckpieces inspired by Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’59LAW, ’94HON. The Supreme Court justice, who owns an extensive array of expressive jabots, received attention the day after President Trump’s election for sporting a studded one that she reserves for moments of dissent. Geffen, who is currently a resident artist at the Arlington Arts Center in Virginia, crafted her own collars of resistance using yarn, safety pins, and other household materials — including earplugs and a Swiffer pad. “It gave me a chance to celebrate the powerful women we do have in office,” says the artist, who makes femininity and domestic life recurring themes in her work.