Harris deepened the symbolism of her historic swearing-in with her choice of jewellery, a pearl necklace designed by Puerto Rican jeweller Wilfredo Rosado. Pearls have become one of Harris’s signatures, and thousands of women in the US and worldwide celebrated the inauguration of the country’s first female vice-president by donning their own pearls at home.
On her feet, Harris wore her favourite BB pumps from Manolo Blahnik (today not being a day for her favourite Converse trainers).
Later, the VP changed into a glamorous black ensemble by Sergio Hudson. The Los Angeles-based designer launched his eponymous label in 2014, after winning Bravo TV’s Styled to Rock docu-series. Since then, his body-conscious dresses and suits have been worn by Tracee Ellis Ross, Katy Perry, Priyanka Chopra Jonas – and Michelle Obama, who wore a purple suit by the designer on her book tour. The former first lady returned to the designer