Queer designer, color symbolism and bright accessories: we analyze the main images from the inauguration of Joe Biden

Kamala Harris / Lady Gaga

In the absence of major ceremonies and parties, the inauguration of the new US president yesterday became a real compensation for the quiet months of lockdown and a gift for the secular publications, which are already tired of writing about the stars’ home concerts and the best joggers of the season.

Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony has become both a parade of stars and a fashion event. And if First Lady Jill Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris adhered to a business dress code (although their outfits carried certain encrypted messages), then the stars seem to have come off for all the red carpet missed.

So, Lady Gaga, who was honored to sing the anthem, appeared before the ceremony in a snow-white Givenchy cape – during the reign of Donald Trump, this color has become a real symbol of Democrats, as well as women’s resistance to the 45th US president in Congress. The singer went to the stage in a dress with a fluffy pink Schiaparelli skirt, and the closed top of the dress was decorated with a large brooch in the form of a dove of peace.

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Jennifer Lopez, who also performed at the ceremony, also preferred white. She went on stage in a Chanel suit. Tradition followed, and Katy Perry took part in the evening concert. She opted for a Thom Browne suit with a train.

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Jennifer Lopez

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Kamala Harris, now officially the first woman to serve as US Vice President, has also paid attention to symbolism. She took the oath in a purple Christopher John Rogers coat. The 27-year-old black designer is a queer persona and has been hailed as one of the top up-and-coming young fashion designers.

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In 2020, he received the CFDA award, and now he is quite popular among the stars (for example, Michelle Obama and Lizzo have appeared in his outfits). He founded his brand in 2016. It seems that Kamala chose purple for a reason. This is precisely the hue obtained by mixing red and blue (the colors of the Republican and Democratic parties), and the vice president has made it clear that the new administration will try to unite the American people. The look was complemented by a pearl necklace from the American designer with Puerto Rican roots, Wilfredo Rosado.

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Kamala Harris

At the evening reception, Harris changed her outfit and appeared in public in an elegant black Sergio Hudson tuxedo coat.

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First Lady Jill Biden appeared at the ceremony in a blue tweed dress and coat from the New York brand Markarian. She also decided to support the young brand – it was founded by designer Alexandra O’Neill in 2017. Close to blue, the blue hue symbolized, of course, and belonging to the Democratic Party. But in addition, color is a symbol of serenity and stability, so this can be considered a promise to voters.

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Jill and Joe Biden

At the evening reception, Jill Biden appeared in a white Gabriela Hearst dress. Interestingly, the new first lady repeated the palette that her predecessor chose for the inauguration. Recall that at the ceremony four years ago, Melania Trump was in a blue Ralph Lauren dress, and at the reception in a white evening dress by Herve Pierre.

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But the Trump couple decided to ignore this ceremony, breaking the age-old tradition. But former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle came to support Biden. Michelle appeared in public wearing a Sergio Hudson wine shade (it is worth noting that Obama has long been sympathetic to this brand and has previously appeared in public in this brand’s suits).

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Another outstanding heroine of the ceremony was the 22-year-old poet Amanda Gorman. The girl not only set a record, becoming the youngest poetess to take part in the inauguration of the President of the United States, but also impressed everyone with a spectacular fashionable way. Amanda wore a bright yellow Prada coat and a red satin headband.

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Amanda Gorman

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