Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Choose American Fashion Designers for Their Opening Day Attire | The State
President Joe Biden’s suit was made in Rochester, NY.
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President Joe biden and the vice president Kamala harris chose to wear designs by American creators just like their spouses Jill biden and Doug emhoff during the Opening Day.
President Biden wore a suit and a navy blue coat Ralph lauren, breaking with the predecessors who have traditionally chosen to wear a Brooks Brothers brand suit, which declared bankruptcy in 2020, as reported by the Meaww portal. The suit of Biden It was made in Rochester, NY, a company that has been making suits for the Hickey Freeman brand for over a century.
Biden sported a sky blue tie that is often associated with peace, security and is the color of the Democrats, as well as a white shirt. In 2017 Trump opted for a gray suit, a dark blue cashmere coat and a white high-necked shirt with a long red silk tie, mocked by several fashion critics for being attached with a piece of duct tape.
The First Lady Jill biden she wore a navy blue wool coat and dress from the Makarian brand by designer Alexandra O’Neill, who pointed out that she chose blue to show “confidence, security and stability.”
For her part, the vice president Kamala harris She wore a purple blue suit, a symbol of unity and that has been interpreted by some media as a tribute to Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman to be elected to Congress and the first to stand for the United States presidential candidacy. The design is by African Americans Sergio Hudson of South Carolina and Christopher John Rogers of Baton Rouge.
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Harris also wore her pearl necklace, a symbol that has characterized many of her models and is a tribute to her brotherhood Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA), a group of most influential African-American women in the country that Harris joined while studying at the Howard University.
Doug emhoff He also wore a suit Ralph lauren.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama frequently wore dresses from emerging American designers among them Hudson and Rogers and even Melania Trump wore a Lauren design during her husband’s inauguration.
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