IN PHOTOS: Best fashion moments of the US Inauguration 2021

Published January 21, 2021, 11:45 AM

by John Legaspi

Purple seems to be the statement color of the political season

Doug Emhoff, US Vice President Kamala Harris, US First Lady Jill Biden, and US President Joe Biden arrive for the inauguration ceremony at the US Capitol (AFP)

Looks like US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ leadership is off to a stylish start, as political figures attend the 2021 Inauguration Day in their best garbs. 

Fashion plays a lot in a politician’s life these days. After all, the clothes we wear present a message as fashion itself makes dressing up a form of communication. Taking it to the political stage, fashion can be a protest. Just think of our very own State of the Nation Address. 

For what it’s worth, wearing the right outfit on the first day on the job is the best way to start. And as the US turns another chapter in its history, country leaders and inauguration attendees did not disappoint on their first day.

US President Joe Biden with Dr. Jill Biden

It’s all about the classic look for US President Joe Biden in Ralph Lauren and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden in a turquoise number by Markarian.

Vice President Kamala Harris and Douglas Emhoff

Vice President Kamala Harris dons purple as her power color in an ensemble made by designer Christopher John Rogers. Her husband Douglas Emhoff wears Ralph Lauren.

Barrack and Michelle Obama

Next, we have former US President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama in an all-plum Sergio Hudson ensemble.

Bill and Hillary Clinton

Wearing another purple look is former First Lady Hillary Clinton accompanied by her husband, former US President Bill Clinton.

Lady Gaga

Bringing the drama is Lady Gaga in a custom Schiaparelli couture.

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez performs in an all-white Chanel look.

Amanda Gorman

Youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman brings jolts of color with her yellow Prada coat and red headband.

Naomi, Natalie, and Finnegan Biden

Mixing feminine tones with sharp tailoring are Naomi Biden in Adam Lippes, Natalie Biden in Lafayette 148, and Finnegan Biden in Brandon Maxwell.

Kamala Harris’ step daughter Ella Emhoff in a tweed Miu Miu coat.