Inauguration Day 2021

An Historical Day Full of Firsts

Powerful women in royal purple suits & the bold jewel tone colors are seen around the world. A Return to Grace, Respect, Diplomacy, and beautifully paired overcoats & masks featuring American designers. 

The Significance of the Color Purple

A symbol of the Suffragist Movement, “Purple is the color of loyalty, constancy to purpose, unswerving steadfastness to a cause.” Although, recently the purple has become a metaphor for bipartisanship because it’s literally the colors red and blue mixed together.  

Vice President Kamala Harris’s Overcoat & Dress: Christopher John Rogers & Shoes: Sergio Hudson Collection. First Lady Dr. Jill Biden’s Overcoat, Dress, Mask: Markarian NYC


Kamala Harris head to toe in Royal Purple making history as Vice President!

L-R: Dr. Jill Biden in Jonathan Cohen. First Lady Michelle Obama in Sergio Hudson Collection. Senator Hillary Clinton in Ralph Lauren.

Bold Jewel Tones & Whites

Before adopting purple, women of all backgrounds and classes working for voting rights wore all white and could join the movement in a visible way, simply by wearing the color. Many contemporary politicians have worn all white in recent years as a feminist statement.

White, the emblem of purity, symbolizes the quality of our purpose; and gold, the color of light and life, is as the torch that guides our purpose, pure and unswerving,” reads a newsletter from the National Woman’s Party in 1913.

Bold monochromatic ensembles seen on Inauguration Day are a modern manifestation of those ideas, channeling that same energy & ideology in politics today.

Clockwise L-R: Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman in Prada. First Lady Dr. Jill Biden in in Gabriela HearstMarkarian NYC. Singer Jennifer Lopez in Chanel. Singer Lady Gaga in Schiaparelli Haute Couture by Daniel Roseberry.

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