Kamala Harris’s Purple Inauguration Outfit Is Striking

The date I’ve had circled on my calendar is finally here: It’s Inauguration Day for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. As you already know, the latter will officially become the first female VP in United States history, cementing today as an occasion for the books.

Nothing is as important as how the administration will handle America’s numerous crises, but we’ve always been about championing both style and substance here at Who What Wear. To that end, I’m excited to report on what our new Vice President chose to wear for such an important day: a striking purple outfit with pieces by Christopher John Rogers and Sergio Hudson, two young Black designers from Louisiana and South Carolina, respectively. The Vice President’s commitment to the next generation of Black talent is clear, as she wore Pyer Moss last night.

“Just when you thought she’d don a power suit, Vice President Kamala Harris steps to purpose in a dress coat, an A-line dress, and her signature take on pearls, giving us style and substance indeed!” Mikki Taylor, author, speaker, and editor-at-large of Essence told Who What Wear. “There is no gesture too small to her; it’s refreshing at every turn to see her demonstrate what true power looks like. She is what we have been waiting for— decisive, empowered, ready to lead, serve and do the critical work of healing our nation. As Black women, we were taught by our elders to show up ready—Vice President Harris is doing just that.”

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