Why did Kamala Harris, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton wear purple?
Fashion statement or history in the making? What does purple signify for Kamala Harris and others?
Washington, 21st January: Why were Kamala Harris, Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton donning the same coloured attire at the inauguration ceremony on Wednesday?
Baaghi TV: On the 20th of January, history was made in the US at the 56th oath-taking ceremony of the 46th President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris. Oaths were taken and style statements were made.
According to reports, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn in at the US Capitol, both sported American designers.
Harris is the first woman, the first Black person and the first Asian American to hold a prominent position at the office.
For the historic moment at the Capitol, Kamala Devi Harris wore a mid-length purple coat and matching dress from New York’ Black designer Christopher John Rogers.
It's an honor to be your Vice President. pic.twitter.com/iM3BxJzz6E
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) January 20, 2021
Harris, 56, adorned her signature pearls necklace and earrings to honour her sisterhood and her membership of Alpha Kappa Alpha, the first black Greek-letter sorority, at the Howard University in Washington, DC.
Different shades of purple were also worn by Hillary Clinton, Former Secretary of State and Michelle Obama, former first lady.
Honored to witness history today. May God bless @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris as they take on the work of healing our nation. May we all fulfill our duty as citizens to help our country and our fellow Americans through the challenges ahead. pic.twitter.com/dooSLnFePe
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 20, 2021
Telling The Associated Press, Hillary Clinton said she wore purple with a purpose. She confirmed, “I want to just send a bit of a symbolic message that we need to come together.”
According to reports, Hillary Clinton also wore purple for her concession speech back in 2016.
Former first lady Michelle Obama donned a belted pantsuit in plum, by Sergio Hudson, a Black designer from South Carolina. She was well-praised by her fans.
Purple, pearls and American designers: @AP takes a look at fashion during Wednesday's inauguration.
— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) January 20, 2021
As per reports gathered from Dawn Images, purple is a colour of the American women’s suffrage movement that led to the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920, granting women the right to vote.
According to the reports from the USA Today, American suffrage colours are purple, white and yellow, which stood for loyalty, purity and hope, respectively.
Many observers have interpreted that purple is also a colour that is used as a symbol of unity between the Democrat ‘blue states’ and Republican ‘red states’ of the country, a theme of the ceremony.
First lady Dr Jill Biden looked fabulous as she wore an ocean blue dress and overcoat embellished with Swarovski pearls and crystals by Alexandra O’Neill from New York label Markarian.
— Dr. Jill Biden (@DrBiden) January 20, 2021
The designer said that the colour was chosen to signify trust, confidence, and stability. Her outfit included a matching silk face mask to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lady Gaga performed the national anthem in a luxurious custom Schiaparelli gown by French label Schiaparelli, which is led by Texan Daniel Roseberry, with a full red skirt and a navy coat adorned with a large gold dove holding an olive branch.
A dove carrying an olive branch. May we all make peace with each other. pic.twitter.com/NGbgKM9XiC
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) January 20, 2021
Gaga wrote on her Twitter handle, “A dove carrying an olive branch. May we all make peace with each other.”
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