The daily gossip: The inauguration was full of great outfits, Lady Gaga gave a stunning rendition of the national anthem, and more

The inauguration was full of great outfits, Lady Gaga gave a stunning rendition of the national anthem, and more 

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1. Michelle Obama steals the show in a maroon pant suit

Hues of purple reigned supreme at President Biden's inauguration. Michelle Obama was the center of fashion attention in a maroon wide-legged pant suit complete with a gold belt, designed by Sergio Hudson. Vice President Kamala Harris stunned in a vibrant violet outfit, "a nod to Shirley Chisholm, who ran for president decades ago and inspired her career," and Hillary Clinton wore a similar shade. Purple was often donned by suffragettes, and its blend of blue and red is a metaphor for bipartisanship, notes Vanity Fair. Sparkles were also aplenty, as Jill Biden shined in a sparkly powder blue ensemble and Ella Emhoff, Harris' step-daughter, wore an embellished Miu Miu coat. Since a lot of us will still be rocking sweatpants until the vaccine is widely distributed, perhaps sparkly purple sweatpants will be the new trend.

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