World Designer of Jill Biden's inauguration outfit says her dress symbolises 'trust, confidence, and stability'
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- Jill Biden's inauguration outfit included a custom coat and dress from NYC-based brand Markarian.
- Designer Alexandra O'Neill chose the blue shade as it signifies "trust, confidence, and stability."
- Biden's silk mask matched her dress and coat, which were adorned with Swarovski pearls and crystals.
Jill Biden's striking blueoutfit set the tone for her future fashion statements as FLOTUS.
Holding Joe Biden's hand as he was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, the first lady wore a custom ocean-blue dress and overcoat from, a New York-based luxury fashion label founded in 2017 by designer Alexandra O'Neill.
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This year will feature pared-down festivities and beefed-up security.Under normal circumstances, thousands of people gather on the National Mall while the president-elect takes the oath of office on the West front of the Capitol, followed by a parade down Pennsylvania Avenue with thousands of military personnel representing each branch and, at night, an inaugural ball.
A representative for Markarian told Insider that the shade of blue worn by the first lady was chosen to "signify trust, confidence, and stability."
Biden's wool-tweed dress included a chiffon bodice and scalloped skirt. The tapered dress also has subtle sparkly details, including a neckline that was hand-embellished with Swarovski pearls and crystals to create a floral pattern.
The first lady's coat included the same pearl and crystal embellishments that caught the light during the ceremony, and the matching fabric was contrasted with a dark-blue velvet collar and cuffs.
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Biden's silk face mask, also from Markarian, complemented the rest of her outfit.
Biden's look was custom-made by a small team in New York City's iconic Garment District, and O'Neill finished the outfit in her studio in the city's West Village neighbourhood.
"Alexandra is incredibly humbled to be a small part of such a historic moment," the brand representative told Insider.
On Twitter, some compared Biden's blue-on-blue look to something the Disney princess Cinderella would wear if she were first lady.
Jill Biden’s outfit reminds me of an elderly business formal Cinderella in the best way. No I will not elaborate.
— SweetestCaroline (@SweetestCaroli1)
Designer of Jill Biden's inauguration outfit says the first lady 'recognises the power and impact' of her clothing choices
Jill Biden's inauguration outfit was a custom design by NYC-based fashion brand Markarian. Biden's stylist approached designer Alexandra O'Neill, who started sketching the look in December. She said she's hopeful Biden will keep supporting emerging American talent. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Jill Biden's Inauguration Day outfit set the tone for the fashion statements she'll go on to make during her time as FLOTUS. Her custom ocean-blue dress and matching coat were designed by Markarian, a New York-based luxury fashion label founded in 2017 by designer Alexandra O'Neill.
Jill Biden giving me Cinderella arriving to the ball vibes. Yaasss queen!
— ahmina alenthia (@blaquelit)
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The first lady joined her husband, as well as Vice President Kamala Harris and first gentleman Doug Emhoff in making a joint statement by.
President Biden and Emhoff both wore suits from Ralph Lauren, which has a history of dressing political figures on inaugurations and other major events.
Harris wore a purple outfit packed with symbolism, including a nod to Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman to run for president in the US. Harris' outfit included designs from two Black designers:who's from Louisiana and lives in New York City; and , from South Carolina.
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