Jennifer Lopez Performs in Sequin Pants & 6-Inch Platforms at Inauguration Day 2021

Jennifer Lopez took the podium at the inauguration of now Vice President Kamala Harris and President Joe Biden today in a bold look.

Performing “This Land Is Your Land” and “God Bless America” following Harris’ swearing-in, Lopez grabbed the microphone to honor the momentous occasion with song. For the inauguration, J-Lo modeled a shimmering monochromatic ensemble that teamed a ruffled blouse with wide-legged sequin trousers and a coordinating Chanel coat.

For footwear, Lopez tapped Jimmy Choo’s Max platform sandals to balance the elongated hem of her pants; the towering sandals measure 6 inches in height and retail for $950 at Fafetch.com.

Biden and Harris’ inauguration made history today for a myriad of reasons. Biden is the oldest person ever sworn in as president while Harris is the first-ever female vice president of the United States. The daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrants, she is also the first Black person and the first person of South Asian descent to serve in the second-highest office. She joins President Joe Biden in leading a country left on the edge of its seat following the second impeachment of current President Donald Trump by the House of Representatives last week. 

While the proceedings will look different due to health and safety precautions as well, there was still fanfare to be expected. Lady Gaga sang “The Star-Spangled Banner,” appearing alongside the likes of Garth Brooks and who also performed during the inauguration ceremony along with Lopez.

Doug Emhoff, Vice President Kamala Harris, Jill Biden and President Joe Biden at the 2021 Inauguration Ceremony, Jan. 20.
(L-R) Doug Emhoff, Vice President Kamala Harris, Jill Biden and President Joe Biden at the 2021 Inauguration Ceremony, Jan. 20.

It was just last year when the Grammy-nominated singer herself dipped her own toes into the footwear industry. Though she had previously worked with a mix of brands on collaborations and campaigns, the JLo Jennifer Lopez collection at DSW is the musician’s first solo line; the label includes a variety of stylish footwear ranging from sky-high platforms and glittering pumps to strappy sandals, all retailing from $59 to $189.

As if all of her titles were not enough, the past few seasons alone, the “Maid in Manhattan” actress also has been featured in three major spring ’20 campaigns as well as a few top names for fall ’20, too. She modeled for Versace, stars in ads for Guess and Coach on top of serving as a judge and executive producer for “World of Dance.” She also teased a new J-Lo Beauty line earlier this season as well.

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