Kamala Harris switches outfits for inauguration concert

Very first working day on the occupation phone calls for two outfits.

Vice President Kamala Harris joined the “Celebrating America” inauguration live performance in entrance of the Lincoln Memorial, ditching her purple outfit for an all-black ensemble to introduce singer John Legend. The new VP, 56, wore a black blazer with silky lapels above a sequined cocktail dress by Sergio Hudson, Harper’s Bazaar claimed.

“We want to be uplifted appropriate now,” the 36-year-previous designer, who is primarily based in Los Angeles, advised Harper’s. “So I said, what if we make her some thing sparkly?”

Even though the live performance stream only showed her from the waist up, the silk tuxedo overcoat was ground-duration and the dress — “a pencil dress, long sleeves, with a robust shoulder,” in accordance to Hudson — reflected her type.

“We stored the silhouette very structured and customized, due to the fact that is who the Vice President is,” the designer, who is black, added. “But the liquid sequins give her glamour and shine, due to the fact her impact and the way she’s damaged boundaries is a light for so quite a few of us. She shines so we can all shine.”

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during the
Vice President Kamala Harris speaks through the “Celebrating America” particular on Wednesday evening.
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Harris also shined through her speech.

“It is my honor to be listed here to stand on the shoulders of those people who arrived just before to converse to you tonight as your Vice President,” she said. “Even in dim times we not only dream, we do. We not only see who has been, we see what can be. We shoot for the moon and then we plant our flag on it. We are bold, fearless and ambitious.”

“We are undaunted in our belief that we shall conquer that we will rise up,” she added. “This is American aspiration.”

Previous Very first Woman Michelle Obama wore Sergio Hudson earlier in the working day for the inauguration although Harris chose Christopher John Rogers — a designer from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

“Thanks for all the like fellas I guarantee I will write-up later on I’m pet dog weary appropriate now,” Hudson tweeted.