Dr. Jill Biden's Blue Inauguration Outfit Signifies "Trust, Confidence, and Stability"
Dr. Jill Biden chose the brand Markarian for the 2021 Presidential Inauguration in Washington D.C. On Wednesday, Jan. 20, the new First Lady of the United States chose to wear a dress and overcoat by the NYC-based brand for the historic moment. Dr. Biden's custom outfit consisted of a matching coat and dress set made in an ocean blue, wool tweed with a matching silk Markarian face mask.
The coat came with a dark blue velvet collar and cuffs, and was worn over a tapered dress that had a chiffon bodice and scalloped skirt. The neckline of the dress is actually hand embellished with Swarovski pearls and crystals in a delicate floral pattern. The same Swarovski crystals are also seen on the coat and dress. As for the colour blue, it was chosen for the pieces to signify "trust, confidence, and stability," according to the press release
The outfit was carefully crafted by a small team in the heart of New York City's Garment Centre and hand finished by the designer Alexandra O'Neill in her West Village studio. The designer also stated she's "incredibly humbled to be a small part of such a historic moment." Read on to see the First Lady wearing the outfit while attending mass and see a sketch of the outfit ahead.