NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — First Lady Dr. Jill Biden chose to wear an outfit created by a New York City-based label on Inauguration Day.
Markarian custom designed the coat and dress set worn by Dr. Biden.READ MORE: Gov. Cuomo: Dining Capacity At Restaurants Outside New York City To Be Increased To 75% Starting March 19
The ocean blue wool tweed set was accessorized with a matching silk face mask.
The coat had a dark blue velvet collar and cuffs, worn over a tapered dress embellished with Swarovski crystals with a chiffon bodice and scalloped skirt.
Designer Alexandra O’Neill says seeing Dr. Biden in this outfit was a surprise.
“We’ve been working with her team since December on some options, but we didn’t know it was confirmed she was wearing it,” she said. “I feel very, very humbled to be even just a small part of such a historic moment.”
O’Neill says the color blue was chosen because it signifies trust, stability and confidence.MORE NEWS: Anti-Violence Advocates Rally In Harlem Following Death Of 10-Year-Old Boy On Saturday
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