Jackie Kennedy’s iconic aesthetic has been emulated by everyone from Ariana Grande and Kim Kardashian to Princess Diana and former first lady Melanie Trump. But at Wednesday evening’s inauguration celebration, it wasn’t a member of the Biden family who appeared to channel the former first lady, or one of Vice President Kamala Harris’s relatives; rather it was Katy Perry, who performed her hit song “Firework” in tandem with a blazing pyrotechnic display above the national mall.
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In the Instagram post above, Perry seems to suggest that the look evoked a dove, an international symbol peace. But the pop star’s winter white ensemble from Thom Browne, which featured a cashmere coat with navy button detailing, a structural corset, and a floor-length silk satin skirt (again with button details, though red this time for a patriotic flair), also echoed two of Jackie Kennedy’s inauguration looks: the Oleg Cassini dress paired with long white gloves that she wore early in the day of her husband’s inauguration, and the stunning floor-length formal cape she chose for the inaugural balls that evening. Perry’s outfit was certainly an updated version of the silhouettes, but similarities are evident.
Others have pointed out that the shape of Perry’s ensemble resembled a look Audrey Hepburn wore in the 1957 film Funny Face, though in the film, the top is a bright bubblegum pink.
Browne didn’t confirm the outfit’s inspiration, but in an email to Town & Country, he called the look “sophisticated” and “understated,” and shared that he wanted Perry’s “overwhelming talent to be the focus” and for her “to shine.”
“It is such an honor to be a small part of this extraordinary day,” Browne said. “Thank you Katy…thank you Mr. President.”
From: Town & Country US
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