Michelle Obama and Lady Gaga at the inauguration is still gagging us!

It may have been Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ inauguration, but Michelle Obama and Lady Gaga still came to slay the day!

It’s a day later, and people are still talking about Michelle Obama’s inauguration outfit. The former First Lady showed us why she is considered one of the best dressed First Ladies in American history, in a head-to-toe plum and burgundy ensemble from Black, L.A.-based designer Sergio Hudson

The outfit consisted of a turtleneck sweater, wide-legged bootcut pants, and a structured coat. She completed the look with black gloves and a leather belt, fastened with a gold circular brass buckle.

The outfit, and her wavy, flipped hairstyle, is all people have been talking about. Since yesterday, the look has inspired countless memes and gifs that hail Michelle Obama’s look as stunning, making her entrance as one of the most talked about moments from yesterday’s ceremonies. “I am LOSING IT over how good Michelle Obama looks!” tweeted writer and podcast host Tracy Clayton.


And, if that wasn’t enough, Lady Gaga also slayed the day when she came out to sing the National Anthem in a custom red, floor-length billowed Schiaparelli gown, which also featured a long-sleeved black top accented with an oversized gold peace dove brooch and black leather gloves. She finished it all off with a gold microphone, which she used to perform her amazing and uniquely riveting rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner”. 

Many affectionately joked that her gown resembled something that would have been worn in The Hunger Games, especially since the oversized dove brooch resembled the story’s gold Mockingjay. Her performance of the National Anthem was also praised, with many jokingly referring to the inauguration as a “Lady Gaga concert” and others comparing it to Whitney Houston’s legendary National Anthem performance at the 1991 Super Bowl. 

“Why does the inauguration look like it was the coronation for lady gaga who’s just acceded the throne,” said one Twitter user. 


I think it’s safe to say that both Michelle Obama and Lady Gaga will go down in inauguration history, and we totally love to see it!

Kyle Jackson

Kyle Jackson (He/Him) is Senior Staff Writer at Gray Jones Media, and additionally works as a writer, editor and theatre artist/actor. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, he studied at Dillard University, received a BA in Theatre from Morgan State University, an MS in Arts Administration from Drexel University, and completed the British American Drama Academy’s Midsummer in Oxford Programme in 2017. Having lived in Baltimore, the Washington, DC area, Philadelphia and New York City, he now resides and works in London, United Kingdom.