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20/01/2021 16:39 GMT | Updated 20/01/2021 18:58 GMT

Kamala Harris Wears Black Designers On Historic Inauguration Day

The vice president-elect's outfit reportedly featured pieces designed by Christopher John Rogers and Sergio Hudson.

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris chose an outfit for her historic Inauguration Day that made a statement: Her attire was reportedly designed by Black men. 

Harris arrived to the US Capitol on Wednesday in a purple outfit, including a long coat. The ensemble featured pieces by Black designers Christopher John Rogers and Sergio Hudson, Associated Press reporter Alexandra Jaffe tweeted, citing a Harris aide.  

Her husband, Doug Emhoff, wore a suit designed by Ralph Lauren, according to Jaffe. 

Harris is the first Black woman and South Asian American to be elected vice president in the US Harris, a graduate of Howard University, is the daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrants. 

The vice president-elect also paid homage to Black designers on Tuesday evening, wearing a camel-colored Pyer Moss coat to a ceremony honoring the victims of the Covid-19 pandemic. Pyer Moss was founded by Kerby Jean-Raymond, a Black designer from Brooklyn, New York.