Whether one's eye was drawn to photos of last night's AFC championship win by the Baltimore Ravens or to today's Inaugural activities in the nation's capital, one need not be a fashionista or a cartoon dinosaur to notice that one particular color dominated the wardrobes of the participants in he main attractions as well as the throngs of onlookers: purple. Without a doubt, on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, from grape to lavender, the color purple ruled.
For weeks, speculation about the Inaugural wardrobes worn by the first family, particularly First Lady Michelle Obama, grabbed hold of style and gossip columns worldwide. Anticipation regarding the designers of ball gowns and ceremonial duds of the first lady and her daughters reaches a fever pitch due to the fact that the creations will not only make the archives of fashion, but they will be permanently ensconced in the history of the United States of America.
In fact, The Washington Post reports that after today's ceremony, Mrs. Obama's ensemble will be sent to the National Archives. The menswear-inspired suit, a navy Thom Browne coat and dress with matching accessories by J. Crew, was an understated anchor for the eye-popping designs worn by the first daughters.
Malia wore plum J.Crew, the same designer that both girls wore four years ago, while Sasha went for a Kate Spade number in a violet hue. The girls were right on trend as the crowd of onlookers favored cold weather accessories in various shades of purple.
Given that the presidential festivities are only a 30-minute drive from Baltimore, it is plausible that many Ravens' fans, dressed from head to toe in the teams' colors, purple and black, turned out to watch President Obama commence his second term while still celebrating last night's victory. Since today is their dad's gameday of sorts, could the Obama girls be rocking a double-duty support statement with their couture?