Amid speculations about what Kamala Harris would wear on Inauguration Day, the Vice President stepped out in outfits created by two Black designers.
Harris teamed a purple gown with an identical jacket by designer Christopher John Rogers.
Rogers, mentions a CBS News report, is a younger Black queer designer from Baton Rouge.
Sharing footage of Harris on Instagram, Rogers wrote, “Thank you, Madam Vice President. We are so honored and humbled to have played a small part in this historic moment.”
The 27-year-old designer, who based his New York label in 2016, is understood to be an rising star in American style. He studied style on the Savannah College of Art and Design, mentions harpersbazaar.com.
The designer’s creations have been worn by different eminent personalities up to now together with Michelle Obama, Tracee Ellis Ross, Zendaya and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Rogers is understood for his daring, vibrant fashion, and sometimes criticised for it too. He was quoted as saying in a latest interview with Vanity Fair, “I love fabrics that play with light—anything iridescent or metallic or shiny; sequined…Some of my white professors in art school saw my work and thought it was tacky. They wrote it off as out of touch and too tailored.”
Later that night, Harris additionally wore a sequin cocktail gown beneath a silk tuxedo overcoat by Sergio Hudson, when she appeared on the Celebrating America TV particular. The designer from South Carolina had beforehand made a number of customized fits for Harris throughout her marketing campaign path.
Talking about conceptualising Harris’ newest look, he instructed harpersbazaar.com, “We want to be uplifted right now. So I said, what if we make her something sparkly?”
“We kept the silhouette very structured and tailored, because that’s who the Vice President is. But the liquid sequins give her glamour and shine, because her influence and the way she’s broken barriers is a light for so many of us. She shines so we can all shine,” the 36-year-old was additional quoted as saying.
As a Black designer, Hudson desires to construct a legacy. “I haven’t seen an African American designer who’s built a legacy brand. And I’m not ashamed to say that’s who I want to be. That’s what I’m aiming to do,” mentioned the designer who was mentored within the design faculty at Bauder College in Atlanta.
Among Hudson’s ardent patrons is former FLOTUS Michelle Obama. In truth, he had designed Michelle’s outfit for her Presidential Inauguration as nicely.
He additionally dressed different celebrities like Regina King, Beyonce, Amal Clooney, and Demi Lovato amongst others.