It should come as no surprise that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris selected (Vice President) American designers. The colors also say something about their plans for the United States.
In his words, Joe Biden was already very clear about the direction he would like to take with his country in the next four years, but he also emphasized America’s love for his clothes. The Brooks Brothers, the US establishment that has worn presidents for decades, went bankrupt last year, forcing Biden to seek a replacement. Ralph Lauren became the most successful designer in America. Doug Imhoff was dressed up, too.
But in a sea of black and navy suits, Vice President Kamala Harris and First Lady Jill Biden, in their colorful outfits, appeared. And that was also American as much as it could be. Harris chose the designs of Christopher John Rogers and Sergio Hudson, two young American designers.
Dr. Jill Biden chose a turquoise dress and matching coat from fashion label New York Markarian, designed by young Alexandra O’Neill. Earlier, it became clear that Jill Biden – just like Michelle Obama – is fundamentally planning to support young American designers. Something that Melania Trump has often accused of doing too little. During the reign of her husband, she preferred famous European fashion houses such as Dior and Chanel.
But not only were the designers carefully selected, there is also something to be said about the chosen colors. Of course, Biden chose a blue tie, which is not without reason the color of Democrats. Trump, but also his deputy, Mike Pence, have red ties in their lockers, or the color of Republicans. This is exactly why Harris’ lilac is so symbolic. After all, this color is a symbol of political unity in the United States, because it is the color that you get when you mix red and blue.
Additionally, the color will be in accordance with CNN To be a poem by Shirley Chisholm. She was the first black woman elected to Congress in 1972 and the first ever black woman to run for president. Purple was also a color for her campaign.
The other guests also did not fail to highlight American fashion. Hillary Clinton, like Biden and Imhoff, chose Ralph Lauren (and, like Harris, lilac). Former first lady Michelle Obama has also turned African-American designer Sergio Hudson, while Lady Gaga’s impressive ball gown (including the dove of peace brooch) is designed by Danielle Roseberry, the American designer behind French fashion label Schiaparelli.
And if you’re looking for more symbolism in clothes: New York timesFashion journalist Vanessa Friedman noted that guest musicians Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, and Garth Brooks wore red, white and blue, respectively, in a clear nod to American colors. However, Lopez didn’t fully comply with All Americans Dress code, because her white dress came from Chanel. The French fashion house also painted this black coat that Melania Trump chose to leave the White House and life as First Lady. In black, although she doesn’t look too sorry to close this chapter.