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Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Famous ‘Dissent Collar’ Is Back at The Banana Republic

There’s quite a bit about Ruth Bader Ginsburg that has gone down in history. Throughout her career, the late Supreme Court judge proved herself as a force to be reckoned with. In 1993, she became the first Jewish woman and the second woman to serve on the Court and during her tenure, wrote notable opinions and advocated for gender equality and women’s rights. With all of these contributions, it’s clear why her death was such a defining and devastating moment for Americans.

Now, to honor the late judge and her contributions, Banana Republic is bringing back her statement collars (staples of the judge during her time on the Supreme Court).

Banana Republic is reissuing the embellished statement necklaces once worn by Ginsburg and described as her “dissent collar”

The necklace by Banana Republic gained public approval back in 2012 when the judge wore it for the Glamour Women of the Year Awards. Later, in a 2014 interview with Yahoo, Ginsburg described the necklace as her dissent collar. “This is my dissenting collar,” she explained at the time. “It looks fitting for dissent.”

In 2019, after demand for the collar increased, Banana Republic relaunched anther line. Now in honor of Ginsburg’s passing in September, Banana Republic is once again relaunching the beloved collar.

This time with a new name: Notorious Necklace.

“You asked, we answered. The notorious necklace, as worn by the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is coming back with a limited reissue,” Banana Republic announced in a statement on Instagram.

According to the brand, 100% of proceeds from the sales of the Notorious Necklace will go to the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). The donation is being made to honor Ginsburg’s lifework of fighting women’s equality. The necklace retails at $98.

Last month, the world mourned Ginsburg’s death after she passed away at her home in Washington D.C. on Sept. 18.

The judged passed away at the age of 87, after serving 27 years on the Supreme Court, due to complications related to cancer.

“My dear friend and colleague Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an American hero. She spent her life fighting for the equality of all people, and she was a pathbreaking champion of women’s rights. She served our Court and country with consummate dedication, tirelessness, and passion for justice. She has left a legacy few could rival,” Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote in a statement. “I will miss Ruth greatly. She welcomed me to the Court with a warmth I could not have expected, and I came to feel a special kinship with her. She was someone whose wisdom, kindness, and unwavering support I could always rely on. I will forever cherish the moments we shared. I send my deepest condolences to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchild. I know how much she treasured and loved you. She often said that leading a meaningful life means living for one’s family and one’s community, not for oneself. Ruth lived a profoundly meaningful life, and the numerous ways in which she changed ours will never be forgotten.”

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