The inauguration may be all about celebrating Joe Biden but, that didn’t stop the internet from gushing over former First Lady Michelle Obama’s outfit.
Obama attended President Biden’s inauguration, alongside her husband and former President Barrack Obama, wearing a matching overcoat and look by fashion designer Sergio Hudson.
Michelle Obama’s Plum-Colored Look That Broke The Internet
The plum-colored head-to-toe outfit consisted of a turtleneck, wide-legged trousers, and a matching belt with a gold circle buckle cinched at her waist. She completed the look with black leather gloves and a mask.
During her time as First Lady, Obama proved she had a keen sense for fashion early on. Moreover, she used her style and privilege to share her values and promote emerging, relatively unknown designers.
“It seemed that my clothes mattered more to people than anything I had to say,” she told the New York Times in 2018. “Optics governed more or less everything in the political world, and I factored this into every outfit.”
Hudson, an African American designer who has styled looks for Rihanna and Beyoncé, has long been a favorite of the former First Lady.
In addition, Vice President Harris also wore Sergio Hudson today, as well as fellow African American designer Christopher John Rogers.
Obama’s outfit even garnered Lady Gaga’s attention. Gaga was spotted telling Obama, “You look so wonderful” while leaving the dais following her inauguration ceremony performance.
Online, the internet erupted with their opinion, with several users tweeting their approval of the look.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson even gave out a shout-out to Obama’s effortless style.
Believe it or not, fashion plays a critical role in Inauguration Day. The outfits determine how the incoming President and Vice President and their spouses will dress during their time in office.
Per today’s outfit choices, it appears emerging designers could play a significant role in dressing the first family.
According to his transition team, President Biden wore a navy suit and navy overcoat, both by American designer Ralph Lauren.
First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden, wore a perry winkle tweed coat and dress by emerging American designer Alexandra O’Neil.