Jill Biden's white Gabriela Hearst inauguration concert dress was adorned with flowers from every US state

Jill’s dress featured federal flowers from every state and territory of the country and her double-breasted jacket was made of cashmere, along with leather gloves designed by Gabriela Hearst


                            Jill Biden's white Gabriela Hearst inauguration concert dress was adorned with flowers from every US state
US President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr Jill Biden prepare to watch the fireworks at the White House on January 20, 2021, in Washington DC (Getty Images)

After officially becoming the first lady of the US, Jill Biden wore an ivory coat, white gloves, and a rose corsage for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris' inauguration concert. Her evening outfit was designed by Gabriela Hearst that reportedly signaled hopes for a unified America since it featured flowers from every state and territory of the country. PEOPLE reported that Jill’s double-breasted jacket was made of cashmere, which she carried off with leather gloves also designed by Hearst. The Uruguay-born was also the designer of the coat of the first daughter, Ashley, which she wore to the inauguration ceremony on the morning of January 20.

In this screengrab, (L-R) Beau Biden, President Joe Biden, and Dr. Jill Biden during the Celebrating America Primetime Special on January 20, 2021. The livestream event hosted by Tom Hanks features remarks by president-elect Joe Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris and performances representing diverse American talent.

The morning event saw Jill donning an ocean blue tweed blazer and matching silk mask by New York-based designer Alexandra O'Neill for Markarian. “The color blue was chosen for the pieces to signify trust, confidence, and stability. The look was carefully crafted by a small team in the heart of New York City's Garment Center and hand-finished by O'Neill in her West Village studio,” the design house stated. People on the internet also praised the 69-year-old’s both outfits. One user wrote, “Things I love about the inauguration so far: -JLo speaking Spanish -Lady Gaga's dress -Dr. Jill Biden's outfit -Amy Klobuchar wearing Minnesota Gopher colors -Mike Pence showing up -the pledge in American Sign Language WE HAVE A NEW PRESIDENT!”

U.S. first lady Jill Biden arrives for a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC (Getty Images)

“Jill Biden came to serve baby! I am obsessed with her inauguration outfit,” the second user said while the third added, “I feel like there should’ve been a red carpet show discussing all the outfits from the inauguration. Best dressed for me goes to DOCTOR Jill Biden.”



 



 



 

The evening of the presidential inauguration was very different from previous years because of the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of the usual glamorous night, this year’s close out ceremony took place virtually, which was hosted by Tom Hanks. For the event, in contrast to Jill’s subtle look, her husband chose to wear a classic navy suit and matching overcoat by designer Ralph Lauren. While addressing the nation, Biden said, “America's story depends not on any one of us, not on some of us, but all of us. On we the people. That's the task before us (and) the only way we'll get through the darkness."

President Joe Biden and first lady Dr. Jill Biden wave as they arrive at the North Portico of the White House, on January 20, 2021, in Washington, DC (Getty Images)

Newly appointed Vice President of America, Harris’ evening outfit also created a lot of buzz. The 56-year-old looked chic in a sparkly black dress, which was designed by Sergio Hudson, a Black American designer. Hudson was quoted by Today.com saying about the dress, “A pencil dress, long sleeves, with a strong shoulder' — to reflect the new administration’s unfussy, forward-moving tone. 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."
 
Like Harris’ dress, her words also shined as she addressed the nation. “Even in dark times, we not only dream, we do. We not only see what 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 overcome, that we will rise up,” she added.

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