Who You Wearing?!…

Let’s do a deep dive into what really matters…fashion!

Kicking off Inauguration stylin’ is First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden, who looked fabulous in that hue of blue.


She selected an ocean-blue tweed coat with velvet cuffs, a dress embellished with Swarovski crystals and pearls (as well as a matching face mask) designed by Colorado-born designer Alexandra O’Neill of the emerging American label Markarian…and those gloves!

Not to be slighted, the President and Mr. Emhoff, the first second gentleman, wore Ralph Lauren.

Photo:The Cut

Vice President Kamala Harris was regal in purple and the fact that she wore 2 garments created by two different black designers was very meaningful. Harris, in her signature pearls, donned a beautiful ankle length ensemble by Sergio Hudson, as well as designer Christopher John Rogers.

The color was an homage to Shirley Chisholm who wore purple when she announced her presidency. In 1968, Chisholm was the first Black woman elected to Congress and in 1972 she became the first African-American candidate for a major party’s nomination for President and the first woman to run for the Democratic party’s presidential nomination.


Lady Gaga did her best Eva Peron impersonation. The outfit, the pose. Her voice was amazing and that divine dove pin…fly high.

Gaga opted for a custom Schiaparelli haute couture design with a fitted navy cashmere jacket that gave way to a voluminous red silk faille skirt and Gaga included a gold mic accessory.

Photo: Getty Images

JLo was decked out in a suffragette white Chanel pantsuit. Coco Chanel would have taken one look and said, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off. It is always better to be underdressed.”

Photo:Getty Images

Her Chanel jewelry was not of the masses. Perhaps she should have considered leaving the 18 carat diamond engagement ring at home while performing at the inaugural.

Photo:The Cut

Michelle Obama rocked the stage. Obama arrived at Wednesday morning’s ceremony in a stunning jewel-toned ensemble by Los Angeles based designer, Sergio Hudson, that showed off her impeccable fashion sense. The outfit comprised of a turtleneck sweater and wide-legged bootcut pants, with a structured coat helping her strike the balance between understated elegance and coolness.

The belt was everything! Obama tied her outfit together with a matching belt with bold gold detailing at the buckle that added a touch of sass.

Photo:Harper’s Bazaar

Hillary looked empowered in a purple Ralph Lauren pants suit with a clashing maroon coat. Bill is her best accessory as well as a new longer ‘do.

Photo:Refinery 29

Loved the sunshine yellow color of Amanda Gorman’s Prada coat which highlighted the powerful words of the young poet sensation.

Jill Biden is the reason Gorman landed her role as an inaugural poet.

In 2017, Dr. Biden first came across Gorman from a video of her performance of “In This Place: An American Lyric,” at the Library of Congress. It left a lasting impression.

When people were discussing an inaugural poet for January, the First Lady reached out to Gorman to ask if she’d be willing to write and recite an original poem for the inauguration. She also added that she had loved her yellow dress color from the 2017 performance.

Photo:Fox 9

Amy Klobuchar represented good Minnesota sensibility. She wore the same coat from the day she announced her presidential run.

The Inauguration committee should be congratulated on a job well done.

Photo:The Sun

Ella Emhoff is already being regarded as a style icon. For inauguration day, she didn’t disappoint.

The Parsons textile design student wore a Miu Miu coat, featuring a plaid pattern, embellishments and strong shoulders. An embroidered, floppy collar peeked out.


Meena Harris, Kamala’s niece, who is also an attorney, author and entrepreneur, was wearing a ruffled green Ulla Johnson top and matching skirt with embroidered detailing, topping the look with a green Coach shearling jacket in a similar tone and accessorizing the look with silver stiletto boots.


Meena’s daughters wore matching faux-fur leopard-print coats, custom made by the female-founded childrenswear start-up, iloveplum, and were made in Kamala’s hometown of Oakland, California.

Saving the best for last, I now present the yin and yang of fashion.

Senator Bernie Sanders spared no expense or time pulling together his ensemble. He arrived at the inauguration wearing a familiar coat, the same one he wore in a presidential campaign video. The coat is from a Vermont-based brand, Burton.

The mittens were the piece de resistance! They were knitted by a Vermont teacher who constructed them out of recycled sweater bits and lined the gloves with fleece.

Photo: The Sun

On the other end of the fashion spectrum and the only non-inaugural participant was Melania whose exit outfit from our consciousness consisted entirely of European luxury labels: Dolce & Gabbana dress, Louboutin shoes and a Chanel jacket. It is a who’s who of her favorite brands.

Her Hermes Birkin bag purchased for $45,000 has appreciated like her husband’s waistline and is estimated to cost $75,000.

A real First ‘Ho…oops, I meant to say Lady of the people. Buh bye, Felicia…thrilled to see you go!

That’s a wrap…enjoy your first Orange free weekend in four, very long years.


Photo of Bidens/Harris/Emhoff:Los Angeles Times


  1. As usual love your commentary……the day was so special and I wish the new administration best of luck..spot on with discriptions of the fashions………$75,000.
    Bag for ex-first lady! Over the top.

  2. oh you have no idea what felicia is!!!

  3. oh you have no idea what felicia is!!!

  4. Thank you for giving info on the reason behind
    some of their fashion choices.

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