On one of the greatest days in the history of America, President elect Joe Biden sworn as the 46th president of the country and Vice-President Kamala Harris as the first female vice president.
The American leaders and prominent showbiz personalities were under spotlight in the inauguration ceremony held on Wednesday.
On the very important day, the First Ladies and celebrities stole the show with their stunning style statements. The Washington-based fashion consultant Lauren Rothman told BBC that Americans have always taken an interest in what political leaders chose to wear for inaugural celebrations.
Vice President Kamala Harris
Harris — the first woman, first Black person, and first Asian American to be elected vice president — purple signified more than unity, however. She also reportedly wore the color in honor of Shirley Chisholm, who was the first Black woman in Congress and, in 1972, the first Black woman to run for president. Harris topped off the ensemble with her signature pearls, a nod to her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha.
President Joe Biden and Jill Biden
The First Lady’s custom-made, Swarovski-crystal-accented aquamarine coat from the up-and-coming New York Makarian label. A matching face mask, leather gloves, and pumps completed her look on the cool, breezy day.
President Biden wore a navy suit by designer Ralph Lauren and boasted a periwinkle tie for the historic day.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama has been well-known for her impeccable fashion sense, had the fashion world agog Wednesday in a plum ensemble designed by Sergio Hudson. Skipping a dress altogether, Obama went with a palazzo, a turtleneck, and trench coat so long it brushed the red and blue carpet of the inaugural stage. She complimented the attire with a matching leather belt across her waist.
Lady Gaga performed a powerful rendition of the national anthem in a custom black-and-red Schiaparelli gown that stole the show. The large golden dove-shaped brooch she wore atop it grabbed attention and drawn comparison with Hunger Games pin.
Hillary Clinton donned a plum-colored outfit including a long coat over a purple blouse, matching pants, and a coordinated scarf. The latter accessory was styled similar to a pussy-bow collar, which is often worn by female politicians as a symbol of protest.
Mrs Donald Trump has always had a clear sense of style. She departed the White House one last time in all black look. She sported a Chanel jacket with a Dolce & Gabbana dress complimented by a custom Hermes crocodile skin bag and custom Louboutins. She wore the ensemble while departing the White House sans face mask. The former first lady and her husband did not attend Biden's inauguration.