These celebrities, political figures, and their families honored the historic day with stunning outfits and bold choices.
By abigail Thielen
1. Lady Gaga
The pop star stunned everyone with her incredible voice and an equally incredible red silk faille skirt and navy jacket by the house of Elsa Schiaparelli. The jacket was adorned with a gold dove brooch that symbolizes peace. Her hair was styled in a crown of braids and windswept tendrils.
2. Michelle Obama
Mrs. Obama looked drop-dead gorgeous in a plum monochrome look by Black American fashion designer Sergio Hudson. The outfit consisted of cozy plum separates, topped with a matching floor-length coat and a gold statement belt.
3. Amanda Gorman
Amanda Gorman, a talented young poet, performed her moving composition titled “The Hill We Climb” and looked absolutely radiant while doing so. Gorman donned beautiful jewelry, a red satin headband, and a canary yellow Prada jacket. The entire beautiful ensemble was gifted by Oprah Winfrey. Oprah similarly gifted Maya Angelou’s outfit for Bill Clinton’s inauguration. As such, Gorman wore a bird cage ring as a nod to Angelou’s I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings.
4. Ella Emhoff
Kamala Harris’s stepdaughter, looked dazzling and scholarly in a crystal-embellished Miu Miu long coat and a wide collar Batsheva dress. The Parsons student did not shy away from showing her elite style for the event.
5. Bernie Sanders
The senator’s inauguration appearance went viral and for good reason - He paired a modest winter jacket with mittens hand-knitted by Vermont school teacher Jen Ellis. Ellis reportedly gifted Bernie the mittens while on the campaign trail. The mittens are made from repurposed wool sweaters and recycled water bottles, sustainable and cozy!