Thursday, January 22, 2009

What they wore on Inauguration Day

Posted By on Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 3:28 PM

Now that I'm back in the office — after burning up the road to D.C. for a trip that didn't go exactly as planned (read about it here: Straight From D.C. to the Q.C.) — I can take the time again to peruse random fashion and shopping blogs. What were people saying about fashion on Inauguration Day? It's a tired story now: What did Michelle Obama wear? The pretty greenish-goldish-yellowish ensemble from lesser known Isabel Toledo for the swearing-in ceremony and a one-shouldered, off-white gown from Jason Wu for the evening extravagancies. Blah, blah, blah.

Then of course there was Aretha Franklin's hat. I have to admit, it did kind of steal the show.

But what about the millions of people who crowded the Mall and the city's streets, though? What were they wearing?

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I'll tell you what they were wearing: Anything to keep them warm, and anything with Obama on it.

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