Kamala Harris Chooses Out Black Designer for Inauguration Day

by Matthew Wexler

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Wednesday January 20, 2021

(l to r) Doug Emhoff, vice president-elect Kamala Harris, Dr. Jill Biden and president-elect Joe Biden.
(l to r) Doug Emhoff, vice president-elect Kamala Harris, Dr. Jill Biden and president-elect Joe Biden.  (Source:@graziauk/Instagram)

It's a new day in Washington. Gone are the tone-deaf days of the first lady wearing stilettos to visit the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. Enter Dr. Jill Biden as first lady and Kamala Harris as vice president — both choosing to embrace American designers for the presidential inauguration.

Harris wore a purple jacket by Christopher John Rogers—a proud gay Black man— making not only a fashion statement but also a nod to her advocacy for diverse communities. A second Black designer, Sergio Hudson (CFDA's 2020 emerging designer of the year), created Harris's underneath look.

Harris famously wore a white suit for her acceptance speech, a nod to the passage of the 19th amendment. The vice president-elect appears on the February cover of Vogue, although her campaign didn't expect the final image to make the cut. Harris was photographed in a powder blue power suit, but editors chose to run a more casual look with the vice president-elect wearing Converse sneakers instead.

Here's a closer look at Harris's inauguration day designer picks:



















Matthew Wexler is EDGE's Senior Editor, Features & Branded Content. More of his writing can be found at www.wexlerwrites.com. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @wexlerwrites.

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