Kamala Harris opts for a formal purple dress and coat for inaugural ceremony

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New Delhi Published: Jan 20, 2021, 09:03 PM(IST)

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Kamala Harris arrived at the Capitol Hill wearing a purple formal dress and matching coat with a detailed neckpiece complete with a brooch pin.

Not a sari, not a pantsuit, Kamala Harris has gone all formal for her oath-taking at the inauguration ceremony at the Capitol Hill.

Putting an end to the speculations about her oath-taking wardrobe, Kamala Harris arrived at the Capitol Hill wearing a purple formal dress and matching coat with a detailed neckpiece complete with a brooch pin. President-elect Joe Biden and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff are both dressed in Ralph Lauren suits.

Harris is wearing Christopher John Rogers and Sergio Hudson, according to chatter filtering from her aides. Rogers, a New York City resident, is a young Black designer, from Baton Rouge. Sergio is a Black designer from South Carolina. Both Rogers and Hudson have dressed former First Lady Michelle Obama and Beyonce.

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Kamala Harris is the daughter of an Indian born mother and Jamaican-American father. Her mother, Shyamala Gopalan is a biomedical scientist who migrated from India to the US. Her Jamaican-American father Donald Harris is an economist and professor emeritus at Stanford University.

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Known for her power dressing in a pantsuit, Kamala has kept it to the formal code in a dress this time. First Lady, Jill Biden, has opted for a teal dress and a turquoise-teal quote for her husband, Joe Biden's swearing-in as the 46th president of the United States. 

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