“This all started when I was ambassador at the U.N. and Saddam Hussein called me a serpent,” Albright tells Susan Stamberg. “I had this wonderful antique snake pin. So when we were dealing with Iraq, I wore the snake pin.”
“As it turned out, there were just a lot of occasions to either commemorate a particular event or to signal how I felt,” she says.
Albright says she loved expressing herself with her jewels. And, she adds, making fashion statements — and commenting on each other’s attire — is not completely unheard of within a diplomatic setting.
Source: NPR. Updated 23 Mar, 2022.