First Lady Jill Biden will unveil both her Inaugural Day ensembles at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History on Wednesday, the White House announced.
Biden wore two separate outfits for his 2021 inauguration, CNN Style reported at the time. , a matching face mask from Alexandra O’Neill of Colorado-born American label Markarian.
“It’s an incredible honor to dress Dr. Biden today,” O’Neill said in a statement to CNN Style at the time. I am humble.”
For the inaugural concert late in the evening, the first lady wore an all-white outfit consisting of a dress, coat and matching white gloves by Uruguayan-born Gabriela Hirst, Chloé’s creative director.
Biden, along with designers O’Neill and Hurst, will speak as part of the program, the White House said.
Presenting the First Lady’s inaugural ensemble at the Smithsonian is a tradition that dates back to Helen Taft in 1912.
Former first lady Melania Trump donated an ivory silk crepe inaugural ball gown to the museum in 2017.
“This production is one of many new beginnings in our family’s history here in Washington,” Trump said at the time.
Hervé Pierre, the designer of Trump’s gowns, was the creative director of Carolina Herrera, the iconic American designer whose dresses were worn by former First Lady Michelle Obama and Laura Bush.
Trump’s predecessor Michelle Obama has ushered in a new era of modern inaugural ball style by choosing Taiwanese-Canadian designer Jason Wu for both of her husband’s inauguration celebrations. .
The first dress for 2009 was a flowing white one-shoulder gown with floral appliqués and the second was a bold red gown in chiffon and velvet. The 2009 dress is part of the Smithsonian Collection.