It was a beautiful and historic night yesterday evening! For Kamala Harris’s debut as the Vice President Elect and Jill Biden as the next First Lady, their outfits were a nod to American fashion. In her first address to the country, Kamala chose a white suit by Carolina Herrera. Making history as the first woman to hold the highest title in office, the first woman Vice President and first Black and South Asian to hold this title, the color white is symbolic in many ways. Fashion historian Shelby Ivey Christie noted on [Twitter] that “monochromatic dressing is the mark of celebration in the Black community.” The color white was also in reference to the U.S. women’s suffrage movement and the 19th Amendment.
Jill Biden may not have given a speech last night, but there is plenty of time for that as she assumes the role of First Lady for the next four years. Complimentary to Carolina Herrera, Jill selected another well known American fashion brand in Oscar de la Renta. Embellished with florals, the short-sleeved black dress matched her black mask and pair well with her heels. Today is just the beginning and what I hope will be a fresh start. I also cannot wait for the fashion looks to come out of these two women for the next four years.