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Louisiana native designed VP Kamala Harris' inauguration outfit

Biden Inauguration
Posted at 1:01 PM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 15:38:56-05

A Louisiana native designed a part of now Vice President Kamala Harris' outfit for Wednesday's inauguration.

Baton Rouge native Christopher John Rogers designed the purple suit and coat worn by Harris on January 20, according to The Advocate. Her shoes were made by South Carolina native Sergio Hudson.

The first Black and South Asian woman to be elected vice president, Harris has made it a point to wear clothes made by Black designers during events leading up to Inauguration Day.

The Advocate says that Rogers, who now lives in New York City, thanked Harris on Instagram for wearing his design.

"We are so honored and humbled to have played a small part in this historic moment," Rogers wrote.

Rogers is a graduate of Baton Rouge Magnet High School and attended the Savannah College of Art and Design, launching his brand in 2016. In 2020, Rogers won the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s prestigious American Emerging Designer of the Year award in 2020.

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