Jennifer Lopez wore head-to-toe Chanel for her inauguration performance

Biden Sworn-in as 46th President of the United States

Many questioned why Jennifer Lopez was asked to perform at the inauguration. But for years now, Jennifer has been a pretty big Democratic Party supporter and fundraiser and an advocate for the Latin vote. She did virtual appearances and interviews for the Biden-Harris campaign, and my guess is that President Biden just likes J.Lo. What I found questionable was how J.Lo’s fiance Alex Rodriguez got such prominent seating at the inauguration and how much camera-time he got. Gross. But Jennifer was… fine.

It was fine! Aggressively fine. I’m not going to nitpick, it was okay. My favorite part was the fact that You Know Who was enraged over the fact that such cool people came out to the Biden-Harris inauguration. What she said in Spanish was “One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice of all.”

As for Jennifer’s look, she wore head-to-toe Chanel, including Chanel-branded jewelry. I like that she didn’t play it down, actually. She’s J.Lo! We shouldn’t expect her to leave her sparkle at home because she’s in Washington. We want to see the sparkle!

Joe Biden Inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States

Biden Sworn-in as 46th President of the United States

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  1. Mrs. Peel says:

    I thought her outfit was not cut for her body at all – the pants were bunched up and too long. Would never have guessed it was Chanel.

    • tamara says:

      Agree.It didn’t seem to fit, Would never have guessed it was Chanel. Keen Eye.

    • Eugh says:

      I’m shocked also, it looked beyond cheap and strange. Her voice was awesome though

    • coolspray says:

      I hate everything about this outfit. From the tacky stripper heels to the fact that she cannot resist matching her eyeshadow to her outfits like a damn 9th grader.

  2. GuestwithCat says:

    I thought J-Lo sounded very sweet voiced and did a good job, too. I love that she broke into Spanish. It reminds everyone this land is for everyone. Welcome. We are a nation of immigrants and we needed a reminder of that after the last four years.

    Her look was very much her signature style. I’d die of exhaustion trying not to get spills and stains on all the shiny pale colors she wears…and have you ever seen one of her homes? I can’t believe she raises children in them. Pastel perfection. But she has super powers.

    • Rapunzel says:

      Guestwithcat- re: the Spanish break, it’s particularly fitting because one early thing Trump did was take away the Spanish language option on the White House website. And Joe Biden brought it back immediately.

      • Esmom says:

        Yes, it was perfect.

      • clomo says:

        I did not know that, every day I hear another reason to loathe trump, Spanish speaking is our 2nd or other main language and American kids should all be taught at least conversational Spanish in school. Biden is the perfect person to reverse trump as he watched Obama make the laws. He will put things back the way it was, it will take awhile and then he can continue on along his vision which is one of so much more sympathy and empathy than the orange one had. I a already feeling better.

    • SusieQ says:

      I actually thought she did a nice job too. I was pleasantly surprised, since I’m not usually a fan of her music career. And I loved that she sang in Spanish as well.

  3. Noki says:

    The memes for that break in Spanish have been 🤣,i wonder if it was rehearsed or she slipped it in there .

  4. Aang says:

    She looked fantastic, the clothes were gorgeous. She sang fine. And that’s how it always is with J-lo, and that’s ok, I like her anyway. “Unless she’s about to lip sync Como la flor I don’t really need to hear it”.

  5. Ash says:

    The “Let’s get loud” addition was so lame. The rest, well, aggressively fine is a good way to put it.

    • Miranda says:

      Oooh, I cringed so hard at “LET’S GET LOUD!”

    • Myra says:

      I love J-Lo but I got scared for a real minute there. Thankfully, she didn’t break into the full chorus :) and the rest was fine for J-Lo. It wasn’t bad.

    • sa says:

      I actually liked the “let’s get loud” part. It was right after she gave a unifying message in Spanish, and followed with “because this land was made for you and me.” So I didn’t really take it as her inserting her own song into the medley so much as a message of unifying inclusion and a call for us to all make our voices heard.

      • Wilma says:

        I liked it too. I read it as a call to civic duty. As I understand it Puerto Rico voted for statehood last year and might get it too with Democrats in control. Really liked that she got to sing ‘this land is your land, this land is my land’.

    • Case says:

      I have my theory on the “let’s get loud” insertion. She sang this at the Super Bowl last year and it was considered a political performance. So I think in her own internal J.Lo storyline, she felt like she needed bring it back around to “let’s get loud” to conclude this part of her political saga, lol.

      • Fabiola says:

        I thought Let’s get loud was appropriate. It was a political statement in the super bowl and it was a call for celebration for taking the White House back from the Trumpers.

  6. LawyaGal says:

    I love JLo but Coco Chanel was a known Nazi sympathizer and might have been actively working with Nazis – there is some good online sleuthing on this – so I was disappointed in JLo. The outfit was glam but optics are important.

    • Alison says:

      Really? I never knew this. ☹️

      • Lauren says:

        Oh yeah. One of her lovers was an important member of the nazi party and she was giving him information. She managed to avoid arrest after the war because she knew important people and left France. She was also an anti-Semite. Disgusting person really.

      • LawyaGal says:

        Yes. Her Wikipedia page reflects this and declassified documents identify her as a Nazi asset. She fled to Switzerland after the war to avoid the consequences of her actions. The full extent of her activities is unknown but her Nazi sympathies and leanings are well known.

    • Rapunzel says:

      Lawyagal- there’s more than internet sleuthing on CoCo being a Nazi agent. Read Hal Vaughan’s Sleeping With the Enemy: Coco Chanel’s Secret War. He is the scholar who basically brought the issue to modern light. It’s a well researched book, and pretty clear that CoCo was indeed up to disgusting dealings.

      • LawyaGal says:

        Oooh I need to read this thank you!

      • Megaladondon says:

        I will definitely read this. Has anyone read Mademoiselle Chanel? It’s fiction, but based on her life through WWII. The book details her horror at the Nazi occupation and her relationship with the Nazi party member as an attempt to find her nephew who had been detained. Clearly a very sympathetic portrayal, but I was curious if there was any truth in it.

      • Lauren says:

        @Megaladondon that book was trying for a sympathetic portrayal. She was a nazi, an anti-Semite and a homophobic. Some people say that her nephew was actually her son, by one of her lovers, and she gave him to her sister to be raised in a family unit instead. Don’t know if that’s true though. No one has done the dna tests.

    • Genevieve says:

      This is exactly what came to mind immediately. I guess not everyone can be thoughtful, at least Alex didn’t wear Hugo Boss.

    • PrincessK says:

      Oh come on. Yes, l have heard that but Chanel’s influence on fashion is so massive that you just can’t erase it, even if she was. Nazi sympathiser. I can’t think of any other designer with Chanel’s impact and originality.

      • Fabiola says:

        Chanel is a very conservative looking brand so I’m not surprised that Jennifer wore it. Does that make her a Nazi sympathizer? Of course not. Not a lot of people know the history of a fashion house they just like how it looks. I think people should stop judging others so harshly.

  7. Apple Tart says:

    I appreciate the white in honor of the Suffrage Movement. But the rest was not so great. I couldn’t get past the puffy/pirate blouse and the jacket and pants seemed really dated. It just felt very 2005. But you could feel her excitement to be there and represent.

  8. Seraphina says:

    The coat, from the close ups, was everything. I didn’t care for the outfit on her, she could have worn better. She also began strutting out there and I cringed thinking: GF, this is not a catwalk or the superbowl. IMHO, She was ok.

  9. Nlopez says:

    Loved The spanish part! Loved her bling! I think her singing has improved .

    • LaurenMichelle says:

      Jen’s singing is still a little weak and warbling, but sounded sweet & sincere.
      I was also wondering if Ben was watching this…Jen is another accomplished, successful woman that he dumped in the trash, and years later is singing at a Presidential inauguration!

  10. Becks1 says:

    I didnt love the outfit overall but it was very J Lo to me, her way of dressing simply lol. And I liked her performance – she doesnt have the power vocals that Gaga has but it worked for the songs.

  11. Lauren says:

    Her performance was whatever and the let’s get loud bit was ugh. I did like what she was wearing though.

  12. Lizzie says:

    I thought JLO and her Chanel outfit were both beautiful. I honestly don’t listen to much music but I’ve read quite a few blind items about her singing so I was surprised what a great job she did.

  13. Esmom says:

    “Fine” was exactly the consensus from my group chat during the proceedings. Along with “surprisingly great” for Gaga and a range of “meh” to “offensive” for Garth Brooks. Lol.

    JLo’s outfit make me think vaguely of Prince. But then I saw Hillary’s and Prince really sprang to mind.

    • SarahCS says:

      Maybe they’re both big fans of his? I wouldn’t blame them.

      I’m also now picturing them bonding over that later in the day.

    • Lizzie says:

      Garth was fine but his blue jeans were very out of place.

      • MissMarierose says:

        Garth’s singing was quite nice, but he looked like he stopped at the inauguration on his way to pick up some stuff at Bass Pro Shop.

      • lucy2 says:

        Yeah the reaction here to him in jeans was not good! I don’t really like him, but I did enjoy how enthusiastic he was after his performance.

        I liked that JLo wore all white, but I just don’t care for her as a singer at all.

  14. nicegirl says:

    I thought she was fine, too. I did not hate her look but now reading about Coco’s link to the Nazi regime I’m learning I need to learn more. Thank goodness for this site and commenters. I learn and learn and learn.

  15. Ariel says:

    Okay in y’all’s pic the pants look better. Yesterday when I saw her walk out live I thought – jlo wore shiny sweat pants to the inauguration?

  16. Chaine says:

    I thought she looked luminous. What she wore was perfect for the occasion, dressed up like any of us would if we were singing on an international televised stage at a very important event, yet not so ostentatious as to make it about her (in contrast to Gaga).

  17. Case says:

    Her outfit really looked like Hamilton cosplay to me. She sang beautifully, though.

  18. mar says:

    She looked great but her makeup was off as hell. Never cared for her a singer but she sure has tenacity.

    • Catt Berlin-George says:

      Yes her makeup was terrible. Way overdone and she looked her age for the first time. The makeup was too harsh.

  19. MF1 says:

    Overall Lady Gaga is the better singer, for sure, but I have to say (as someone who is a trained vocalist) JLo’s performance was better. She’s not a strong singer but she used her voice to great effect and every note, every turn of phrase was perfectly calibrated to support the arrangement of the songs. (I did the hate the “let’s get loud” bit.)

    Gaga, on the other hand, has a powerful and splendid voice but she sounded nervous–a little pitchy, a little out of control in spots.

    In any case, I think they both did a great job, and it was nice to see them recognize for their support of the Biden/Harris campaign.

    • DiegoInSF says:

      Thank you, very interesting perspective from a trained vocalist. JLo has trained her voice a lot which is the best you can do, having a great voice is just an accident about how your vocal cords are when you’re born so… from there on is, all you can do is train it and make best of what you have.

    • PrincessK says:

      Gaga’s voice may be bigger and more powerful but is that better? I prefer the sound of JLo any day. Gaga never sounds exciting more boring.

  20. DiegoInSF says:

    I loved her performance and I’ve seen some liberal non Latinos throw shade at the Spanish part which had me side eying them. I love that she reminded America this land is also for us, not just white supremacists! LET’S GET LOUD and let’s never get another wannabe dictator elected ever again!

  21. SM says:

    I don’t know if it’s my phone, but when she came on her shades of orange expecially around the forehead were distracting.

  22. Nicole says:

    Nah, I thought the first lady and formers came much better dressed. Seems surprising with the kind of money J-Lo has, she should have looked amazing. Instead she looks like a frumpy snowman.

  23. Phyllis says:

    I’m ok with arod getting screen-time…all those maga sporty dudes need to at least see that not all their sports hero’s are trump ass-kissers.

  24. Bella says:

    I thought she looked gorgeous. I loved the white Chanel and she sang beautifully. It was a pleasant surprise.

  25. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    She was okay. I’m glad she was covered. And I’m glad her arrogance appeared somewhat tempered.

  26. Justjj says:

    I thought she looked beautiful. Every time I see her, it gives me life because I’m like wow that’s what 50 can look like if you work your a$$ off. (And you’re a rich celebrity, but ya know, we peasants can still have our little dreams)*

  27. mish-mash says:

    She was better than expected…

  28. Em says:

    Did anyone think Jennifer Lopez was lip syncing?

    • Julia K says:

      Beyonce did at one of Obama’s inauguration so there is precedent I guess.

      • Em says:

        I didn’t know about Beyoncé! I guess it is too important an event to mess up. I swear J Lo was lip syncing. She sounded too good for herself. I was nervous when she started about what was to come, but she sounded nearly flawless for herself. And if you look at the video of her singing, her lips don’t match the timing! I don’t know…not trying to start a rumor but her voice is notoriously weak. She’s an amazing performer though.

    • M A says:

      100%. Everything but the last few lines.

  29. Coco says:

    The outfit is pretty meh. It would have been nice if she had picked a US brand, or at least a brand whose creative director is from the US, like Lady Gaga did with Schiaparelli.

  30. NYStateofMind says:

    Umm, no. She looks like she’s going to a audition for Prince and the Revolution. Tone it down with the make up. She’s orange. And that long, fake hair. So over it. She’s beautiful but definitely needs to pull it back a smidge.

  31. Marni112 says:

    Not that impressed.One had the impression she thought she was at the Superbowl.