The Friday marked the end of Barack Obama’s presidency and the beginning of Donald Trump’s. The weeks leading up to the event were fraught with controversy, from figuring out the performances at the inauguration concert, to which politicians would (and would not) attend.
But despite the drama, the most powerful people in the nation gathered together dressed in their very best to honor the incoming president. We rounded up the most noteworthy fashion looks from Inauguration Day:
The first lady wore a powder blue dress designed by Ralph Lauren, according to USA Today. Some are making comparisons between her outfit and that worn by former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy at the 1961 inauguration of her husband, President Kennedy.
There was chatter leading up to the inauguration over who would dress Melania Trump after designers began to protest the new administration.
The always-stylish fomer first lady Michelle Obama wore a red printed A-line dress with a black belt and pumps. Later at the Inauguration ceremony, she was seen wearing a red coat matching the print of her dress.
The businesswoman and new first daughter wore a striking asymmetrical white coat over white pants and black pumps. The outfit is reminiscent of what she wore to vote on Election Day. The outfit raised eyebrows at the time, since Hillary supporters were also wearing white to vote—a gesture symbolic of the suffragist movement, according to Fortune.
Ivanka’s half-sister Tiffany (who is the daughter of Donald Trump and his second wife, Marla Maples) echoed her sister with a white coat, which she paired with spike-heeled black booties.
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