Purple is not necessarily the color people associate with political events. So far, these are far too often dominated by men in black suits and light blue shirts. All the more noticeable that in the pictures of the inauguration of US President Joe Biden, a whole series of splashes of purple stood out from the crowd. Vice-President Kamala Harris also appeared in a purple costume. No wonder, because purple isn't just any color, it's a fashion statement.
In her purple costume, Kamala Harris was in good company. Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush also wore purple tones from lilac to plum for the inauguration. First Lady Jill Biden wore a purple costume to public appearances the night before. So many women in purple. Can it be a coincidence? Hardly, because purple has two important meanings in this context.
Will purple become the new fashion trend after the strong appearances? In the video you can see what is definitely hot in 2021:
Purple is the color of emancipation
Immediately after the election, Kamala Harris showed himself to the victory speech in an emphatically feminist outfit. She was wearing a white pants suit. White is the color of the suffragettes, a movement that is considered to be the pioneer of women's suffrage. But besides white, there is another color that represents feminism and emancipation: purple. This has been the color of emancipation since the 1968 movement. Many women's movements vote for them and, for example, show themselves in purple at demonstrations.
In addition, the color stands for spirituality, mystery, individuality and creativity. It was used by protest movements before, for example by the homosexual movement in the Weimar Republic or by devout resistance fighters during the Nazi era. For Joe Biden's inauguration, another meaning should have been decisive …
Purple unites Democrats and Republicans
How well did you pay attention to the color theory in art class? As is well known, purple results from the colors red and blue. And those are the colors of the Republicans (red) and the Democrats (blue) in the USA. With their purple costumes and trouser suits, the ladies not only set an example for emancipation with Kamala Harris as the first woman in the office of Vice President, they also clearly stand for the unification of the divided country.
Not only Kamala Harris likes to make strong fashion statements, Duchess Meghan is also known for it: