Kamala Harris, Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, Bernie’s mittens, and a whole lot more fashion triumphs, reviewed.

Joe Biden’s inauguration isn’t just a relief in terms of politics. It’s also a relief in terms of style: After four years of Scotch-taped ties and generally upsetting aesthetics, we can finally expect some more appealing visuals. At Biden’s swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday, he, along with Vice President Kamala Harris, their families, and other attendees, gave us our first official glimpse at what the fashion of the Biden years might have in store. And it was pretty spectacular, honestly.

Jill and Joe walk down the stairs at inauguration. Jill wears a blue coat with a matching blue dress, mask, and gloves. Joe wears a fitted suit with an overcoat and a dark mask.
First lady Jill Biden and President Joe Biden.
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President Joe Biden wore an understated navy

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Kamala Harris’s Inauguration Outfit and More Fashion Diplomacy From Inauguration Day

History’s first second gentleman, Doug Emhoff, also wore Ralph Lauren, while the new vice president wore a purple coat and dress by Christopher John Rogers, the up-and-coming American fashion designer who told Vanity Fair last year, “The people who initially reached out to me for interviews and pulled my stuff and actually used it were Black women. Black women understood why I didn’t shy away from color.” Harris, of course, will become the first Black woman to serve as vice president, as well as the first person of Asian descent. 

Hillary Clinton

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Attending in her capacity as

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Inauguration fashion: Purple, pearls, American designers

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris showcased American designers at their inauguration Wednesday, and Harris gave a nod to women’s suffrage, Shirley Chisholm and her beloved sorority in pearls and purple.

Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush also donned hues of purple. Harris has cited Chisholm, a Democrat from New York, as an inspiration for her career. Chisholm was the first Black woman elected to Congress and the first Black major-party candidate to run for U.S. president.

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Pearls had a strong fashion showing, in line with a social media campaign that

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Ella Emhoff: The inauguration’s breakout fashion star

Written by Oscar Holland, CNN

Standing out next to established style icons like Michelle Obama and Lady Gaga was always going to be a tough gig. But on a day of block colors and monochromatic looks, Vice President Kamala Harris’ stepdaughter, Ella Emhoff, stole the fashion limelight at Wednesday’s presidential inauguration.

Her outfit — and her playful on-camera eyebrow dance — went instantly viral, leaving many excited about what the budding artist and design student might bring to the White House over the next four years.

Much of the buzz centered around her plaid houndstooth jacket. With its cinched waist,

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Great Outfits in Fashion History: Julia Roberts in a Pinstriped Skirt Suit

There are perfectly good celebrity style moments, and then there are the looks that really stick with you, the ones you try desperately to recreate at home. In ‘Great Outfits in Fashion History,’ Fashionista editors are revisiting their all-time favorite lewks.

There are a few ’90s Julia Roberts looks that “live in my head rent-free,” as the kids would say. This is one of them: Emblematic of a more casual era for red-carpet events, Roberts, like many other attendees, did not wear a gown to the 1991 Golden Globe Awards, and instead chose this cool, pinstriped suit

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Louis Vuitton Fall 2021 Menswear Collection

There are no accidents of timing in history and culture. Whether or not he had prior insight into how yesterday’s Inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden was being planned, Virgil Abloh’s launch of his Louis Vuitton collection today also resounded with the poetry and intellectual purpose of Black consciousness taking its rightful place. His sixth collection, named ‘Ebonics,’ came with a film directed by Josh Johnson that was powerfully centered on spoken word and performance, a call to radical thinking through the lens of menswear.

Amongst the words delivered by Saul Williams and Kai Isiah Jamal were these: “Deconstruct the

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Inauguration Fashion: What Did It All Mean?

They built back better. From the moment that President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris arrived at the reflecting pool beside the Lincoln Memorial on Tuesday night to the final note of the virtual concert that capped the inaugural rites and celebrations, it was clear that they, and those around them, were going to use every tool at their disposal to underscore their message of fresh starts and racial justice, help and healing. They would use every celebrity performer, every ritual and, yes, every dress and coat and suit that could set off a search, spark a trend or

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Jill Biden’s fashion choices were subtle but purposeful on Inauguration Day

Written by Leah DohlanFiona Sinclair Scott, CNN

There was no shortage of striking fashion moments on Inauguration Day this year, from the shoulder smattering of crystals on Ella Emhoff’s Miu Miu coat to Amanda Gordon’s sunny Prada ensemble, each outfit choice told a story and added to the cautious celebratory spirit of the day.

First lady Jill Biden did not disappoint, quietly signaling she knows exactly how to harness the soft power potential of fashion in the three looks she wore to mark the occasion. Nodding to emerging design talent, sustainable fashion and multiculturalism, her choices hit all

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These Are Fashion’s New Arrivals To Get Excited About This Week and Beyond

There’s no denying the excitement that comes when new fashion arrivals hit stores. Like a window into the future, the debut of fresh, covetable accessories and ready-to-wear into the retail fold shapes the season’s trends. And every It-item, like Bottega’s puddle boots, were once online and in-store drops. These particular pieces are like the new kids on the shelf, awaiting their destiny for sartorial greatness. Even iconic fashion totems, like the Hermés Kelly bag accrued a little time in-store before reaching the heights of fame. But in our fast-paced world, where trends are rising and falling and disappearing faster than

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Busted! What The Great and Bridgerton reveal about cleavage | Fashion

Can cleavage ever be a plot device? The 18th-century Russian court, as visualised in The Great, a bonkers new satire from Hulu and Channel 4, is a hotbed of moral iniquity, vodka and bears. But, like most costume dramas, it is also about breasts.

Take Lady Svenska, a courtier hellbent on ousting Catherine the Great. We know from her decolletage that she’s a baddie long before she calls Catherine “a bitch” for refusing a biscuit. Then there’s Georgina Dymov, the mistress of Catherine’s husband, Peter III, whose libidinal interests are crystallised by the gold-plated pendant pointing directly towards her

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