Sumary of The Designer of Kamala Harris’s Inauguration Outfit Crafts a Strategy for the Pandemic:
- Fashion designer Christopher John Rogers had a rollercoaster 2020 as the pandemic thrust his small but growing label into uncertainty..
- The designer, a 27-year-old native of Baton Rouge, La., was at his home in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., watching the ceremony on television with a group that included his team members..
- He had been asked to provide an outfit for Vice President Kamala Harris but knew other designers had also submitted offerings..
- Andrew Harnik/Bloomberg News Throughout that morning, Mr. Rogers heard commentators repeat his name live on air while social media lit up with mentions, spreading his name across the world….
Since launching his label in 2018, Mr. Rogers had become known for lush, dramatic, bold-colored evening gowns and special-occasion wear. Less noticed has been his more conservative tailored looks. Now the public got to see what else Mr. Rogers could do. “I think that this specific moment shows again what the brand can be,” he says. “It can be spicy but also sweet.” Kamala Harris’s ensemble featured some of the designer’s signatures, such as vivid color, while playing up his strong tailoring s