I honestly only realized this week that the Biden era will mark the return of fashion coverage in politics. I realized it as soon as everyone started complimenting Dr. Jill Biden’s fantastic Jonathan Cohen ensemble yesterday. She looked gorgeous in shades of purple, but for Inauguration Day, most FLOTUSes prefer to either wear white (suffragette white) or the color of their political party (red for Republicans, blue for Democrats). Today, Dr. Jill chose blue! She’s wearing an ocean blue tweed coat and dress by Alexandra O’Neil. O’Neil is the American designer of Markarian, a sustainable fashion line. President Joe Biden’s ensemble is Ralph Lauren. Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff is also wearing Ralph Lauren.
As for Vice President Kamala Harris, our first woman VP, our first Black VP, our first Indian VP, our first Black-Indian woman VP… goosebumps. Per the press pool, VP Harris “wore Christopher John Rogers and Sergio Hudson. Rogers is a young Black designer, from Baton Rouge. Sergio is Black designer from South Carolina.” I love the fact that both VP Harris and Dr. Biden eschewed big-name designers for the inauguration, and instead chose up-and-coming American designers. Dr. Biden chose a young female designer, VP Harris chose a Black designer. Stunning choices. PS… Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi wore a gorgeous turquoise coat! Pelosi is always showing off her great coat collection, she gives off such Chic Grandma Vibes.
I love you, Jilly, and I couldn’t be more grateful to have you with me on the journey ahead. pic.twitter.com/V4GUXAKSKg
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 20, 2021
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