Tracee Dundas Fashion Editor @fashionablyyoursnola
Appearing as a rainbow coalition of female empowerment, this group of wonder women did not disappoint with their fashion choices for The Presidential Inauguration. Collectively making an impactful statement of both Black and Female Power, each wearing a monochromatic outfit that spoke of unity, strength, bipartisanship, and grace.
Kamala Harris made history when she was sworn in as the first female and mixed race (Black & South Asian) Vice President. She strategically selected to wear the color purple, symbolic of royalty and also considered the ‘bipartisan’ color because red and blue blended together creates the purple hue. The monochromatic dress and 2-button coat were designed by Christopher John Rogers, a Baton Rouge, Louisiana native now living in NYC. Rogers is a heralded Black American Designer and the CFDA Emerging Designer of the Year.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama may have stolen the attention wearing a tone-on-tone plum ensemble. The look consisted of a stylish floor-length coat over a form-fitting turtleneck and wide-leg pants and wide-belt that cinched her waist. Designer Sergio Hudson, an emerging Black American Designer had the honor of dressing Mrs. Obama for the occasion.
Poet Amanda Gorman made a breathtaking appearance from head to toe as to deliver a captivating poem. Starting with her ruby red headband that was gifted to her by Oprah Winfrey, paired with a vibrant yellow full-length coat by Prada; both complimented her skin tone and her poetry.
Other notable monochromatic attire worn at the Inauguration is First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, wearing a tweed turquoise dress and overcoat. The dress was bejeweled in Swarovski crystals neckline and completed with perfectly matching gloves and clutch. Her outfit was designed by Alexandria O’Neill Markarian.
Jennifer Lopez joined the homogenous fashion story donning ankle-length tweed coat, a sheer, high neck silk ruffle blouse and sequined palazzo pants all in white by Chanel. J Lo’s decision to wear what was with purpose, sending a message of suffragette.
As the nation moves forward with a new chapter, get ready for more powerful, diverse fashions from these Wonder(ful) Women.