Kamala Harris, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama wear purple at Biden inauguration
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Purple never looked so patriotic.
Vice President Kamala Harris, as well as Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama, all stepped out in shades of purple and violet for the inauguration of President Joe Biden on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. — and the significance of the color wasn't lost on viewers.
Vice President Kamala Harris, seen here prior to her swearing in on Jan. 20, 2021, wore fashions designed by two Black Americans for the historic inauguration. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Former President Bill Clinton and his wife former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrive for the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)
Former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle arrive for the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)
Fashion fans quickly took to Twitter to laud the three women for wearing shades of purple, likely as a representation of bipartisanship, as the color can be created as the result of mixing reds and blues. Purple has also been one of the official colors of the suffragette National Women’s Party since 1913, per the organization.
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Harris and first lady Jill Biden were also praised for wearing American designers. W reports the new vice president wore fashions designed by two Black Americans for the historic event, choosing a coat by Christopher John Rogers and heels by Sergio Hudson.
Dr. Biden wore a blue wool coat and dress by Alexandra O’Neill of Markarian, The Independent reports.
Vice President Kamala Harris and President Joe Biden, seen here with Harris' husband <a href="https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1GGRV_enUS753US753&q=Doug+Emhoff&stick=H4sIAAAAAAAAAONgVuLWz9U3MDQwLUsxLX7EaMYt8PLHPWEp3UlrTl5jVOfiCs7IL3fNK8ksqRSS5GKDsvileLmQ9fEsYuV2yS9NV3DNzchPSwMAvfm2pFYAAAA">Doug Emhoff</a> and first lady Jill Biden, wave as they arrive on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol for the inauguration on January 20, 2021. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
The new first lady also wore purple to a send-off event in Wilmington. Del., and memorial ceremony for victims of the coronavirus at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool on Tuesday.
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President-elect Joe Biden's wife Jill Biden attends an event at the Major Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III National Guard/Reserve Center, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in New Castle, Del. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Style critics may also remember that Clinton wore a gray suit with purple lapels for her concession speech in 2016.