Fashion meets politics on Captiol Hill

The 2021 Inauguration is a political affair but the attire of the guests made it a fashionable affair. Politicians and celebrities brought bits of the runway to Capitol Hill for a political event with a flair of fashion.

Photo: Andrew Harnik

The First Lady Dr. Jill Biden wore an ocean blue tapered tea-length dress with a chiffon bodice and a neckline with hand-embellished Swarovski crystals and pearls with a matching coat with a dark blue velvet collar with matching Swarovski crystals designed by Markarian. First Lady Biden accessorized with Jimmy Choo heels, a silk face mask, and matching blue gloves.

Vice President Kamala Harris matched the First Lady with a similar coat and dress ensemble in a unique royal purple color that looked blue or purple in certain lighting designed by Christopher John Rogers. Vice President Harris chose this color to represent the combination of the party colors of blue for Democrats and red for Republicans to promote solidarity of unity between the two parties. Vice President Harris decided to wear purple to also commemorate Shirley Chisholm who was the first Black woman to run for president and inspired Harris’ political career.

Former First Lady Hillary Clinton wore one of her signature monochrome purple pantsuits with a matching ruffled scarf, dark overcoat, and black point boots. The former First Lady Michelle Obama wore an all plum ensemble with a floor-length overcoat, top, wide belt, and high-waisted flare pants by Black designer Sergio Hudson.

Lady Gaga performed the National Anthem wearing a custom piece from Schiaparelli with a custom fitter navy cashmere jacket with a massive red silk faille skirt. Lady Gaga accessorized the jacket with a unique gilded brooch of a dove holding an olive branch by designer Daniel Roseberry.