Yep, a pair of Dior Air Jordan sneakers featured at the Inauguration

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Yesterday the world watched Joe Biden and Kamala Harris take the oath of office as the 46th President and 49th Vice President of the United States. And while most eyes were firmly on the newly appointed heads of state, our attention was divided.

We were all for Biden’s simple yet effective Ralph Lauren suit and overcoat combo, of course, and we understandably praise Harris for wearing up-and-coming designer Christopher John Rogers, but these are truly the fashion-conscious family members of this. last who won us the most. more completely.

Harris’ daughter-in-law Ella Emhoff, a Parsons alumnus and herself a designer, stepped out in a Ms. Prada-designed Miu Miu plaid coat and knee-length, with crystal embellishments, while her cousin and the Vice President’s niece Meena Harris wore an emerald green suede coat lined with shearling straight out of the American label Coach’s Spring / Summer 2020 runway show.

It was Meena’s husband, however, who served the ultimate flex. Nikolas Ajagu, a Princeton University graduate and current global head of partnerships at Facebook, donned a pair of Dior Air Jordan sneakers for what will likely be the most important event he will attend.

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After the inauguration, Meena gave her two cents on her husband’s style move. “When Nik was packing for DC he actually asked me if he should bring Jordans or stick to dress shoes. I didn’t know which J he was considering, and apparently I was good. in the mood so I said, “Do what makes you happy,” she tweeted.

But his decision to move away from a more traditional fashion of dress is indicative of the changing times. Like a nod to his step-aunt’s recent American Vogue Cover shoot, in which she controversially wore a pair of her own Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Low Top sneakers, Ajagu’s move represented an overall shift in sensibility.

Indeed, opening day is usually a dark affair, but yesterday’s event was different. Pop star Lady Gaga sang the national anthem, Jennifer Lopez sang “Let’s Get Loud”, Kamala Harris and Michelle Obama were caught red-handed, Katy Perry closed the day with her No.1 hit “Firework” and , well, Ajagu got away with wearing a pair of the hottest sneakers on the planet.

Now if you are looking for a pair of sneakers on your own, you will have to spit, as they are available on resale sites like StockX for over £ 11,000. Otherwise, just know that a pair of Air Jordans had a seat on the United States Capitol.

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