Fashion was on full display Wednesday at the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who ran two unsuccessful Democratic presidential campaigns, was spotted at the inauguration ceremony, and some dubbed him a fashion icon along with the likes of Harris, Michelle Obama, Jill Biden and Lady Gaga.

Sanders, 79, showed up wearing his iconic tan winter parka from Burton with handmade mittens. He followed social-distancing guidelines as he watched as Biden and Harris were sworn in.

His mittens were made by a Vermont teacher from repurposed wool sweaters lined with fleeced from recycled plastic bottles. He had also worn the mittens on the campaign trail.

Sanders trended on the social media platform for his sensible look as well as other reasons.

Others on Twitter suggested that Sanders had little time to spare for the ceremony, saying that he had an errand to run immediately following the inauguration such as a stop at the post office.

Some social media users thought that Sanders was cold and couldn’t take the 42-degree temperature in Washington.

Twitter users also thought Sanders was worried about traffic in the parking lot as soon as the ceremony was over.

 

 

Biden was sworn in as the 46th president and is the oldest president to take office. Harris became the first woman, the first Black person, and the first person of South Asian descent to hold the office of vice president.