Today, the Americans welcomed a new President and Vice-President — and with them, a tremendous selection of great coats. Not the most important part of today’s festivities, of course, but it was extremely soothing regardless. Let’s admire some delightfully colorful outerwear — much of which came from up-and-coming American designers, which is hopefully a harbinger of things to come over the next four years.

In case you missed it, we covered the celebrities at this event a little earlier today.

And, finally, if you’re interested in this post, you might like this piece from Vogue about all the references to Shirley Chisholm today, as well as this excellent piece from Robin Givhan in the Washington Post yesterday about Biden and Harris’s style signatures. (I’ll be marking new and interesting articles as they emerge through the week for Fugs & Pieces, too!)

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