To celebrate their 100th day in office, Madame Tussauds New York has announced that new wax figures of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are now in production.
Harris, who made history when she was sworn in as the first woman, first Black person, and first Asian American vice president, will add another first to her list — the first vice president to be immortalized as a wax figure by Madame Tussauds. The tradition is normally for each U.S. president, and has never before been extended to the vice president.
Madame Tussauds shared the news by releasing images and video showing off the work-in-progress sculpts of Biden and Harris. The clay heads were created by a team of studio artists based in London, and took six weeks to sculpt; the full figures will take between four to six months to complete.
“We’re honored to create a figure for Vice President Harris and reflect this significant moment in U.S. history for guests inside Madame Tussauds New York,” said Brittany Williams, spokesperson for Madame Tussauds.
President Biden and Vice President Harris’ figures will be wearing replicas of the outfits they wore during the 46th presidential inauguration ceremony. The outfit for Vice President Harris’ figure was created custom for Madame Tussauds New York by Christopher John Rogers, the designer of the purple coat and dress worn by the vice president on Inauguration Day for her indoor appearance and swearing in of the senators. Her gold and pearl necklace, pearl earrings, bracelets and rings will also be replicated to complete the look.
Current plans are to reveal the figures later this year and place them in the Oval Office experience at the attraction in New York, where guests can pose with Biden and Harris up close.
To learn more, visit MadameTussauds.com.