Many have been waiting for this day for the past 4 years, and finally, it came. Joe Biden has been sworn in as the next President of the USA. It’s a new chapter for America, a new chance for the country and the world at large. To say that it’s a cause for celebration would be an understatement. So let’s take a look at some of the most memorable moments from this day.
Bernie Sanders became an instant meme thanks to his massively oversized mittens. The story behind them is quite sweet, he was given them a few years ago by a schoolteacher who made them from repurposed wool, with a note saying “I believe in you”. But that’s not why Sanders wore them, he wore the mittens because he was cold and he’s not concerned with fashion. Such a classic Bernie moment.
These two know how to bring their A-game to any event. Both Barack and Michelle looked incredibly stylish at the inauguration. Barack wore a classic and effortlessly cool all-black look, while Michelle went for a monochromatic plum look from one of her favourite American designers, Sergio Hudson.
Gaga wouldn’t be herself if she didn’t do something over-the-top. So naturally, she wore a custom Schiaparelli dress that was specially designed to look like a love letter to America. Very glamorous, very festive, we loved it. Some would say she looked like an opera singer or someone from the Hunger Games, thanks to that massive gold dove brooch she wore.
4.Vice President Kamala Harris
We can’t get enough of saying this, so we’ll say it again, the first female Vice President of the US, Kamala Harris ( it just feels so good to say that), wore a purple Christopher John Rogers outfit. She looked cool and powerful, which made so many women across America (and the world) shed tears of joy.
The President of the US, Joe Biden, wore a classic Ralph Lauren suit with a blue tie to his inauguration, while The First lady donned an aquamarine ensemble by Markarian, with accent Swarowsky crystal details. They looked like they were ready to do some serious work and we can’t wait for them to start.
J.Lo showed up in an all-white Chalen look to celebrate this joyful moment, drawing references to the Suffragette movement. We especially liked the photos she posted posing on the steps in front of the capitol, wearing a matching playful white beret. Such a power move.
Hillary Clinton also chose to wear purple for the day, perhaps as a nod to Kamala, perhaps just because it’s a bold color. We’ve come to expect pantsuits from Hilary so that wasn’t a surprise, but we loved the purple on her.
Katy Perry looked like a royal at the “Celebrating America” event later in the day. Her all-white Thom Browne look was elegant yet powerful. There were so many elements to her dress. The corseted midsection, the caped overlay, the little red and blue buttons that added a touch of patriotic colors to her overall look.
Amanda Gorman, America’s first Youth Poet Laureate, was a breath of fresh air at the inauguration. Her poem touched the hearts of many and highlighted some of the most important themes. Her yellow Prada outfit looked cheerful, yellow is a color of hope after all, and the red headband was a perfect accent piece as well.