Harris, 56, has created history by becoming the first woman, first Black and first Indian-American vice president of the United States.
In opting to wear the dress designed by Christopher John Rogers and Sergio Hudson, Harris has sent her own message to the country that Black designers have arrived on the scene.
Rogers is a young Black designer, from Baton Rouge, and lives in New York City. Hudson is a Black designer from South Carolina.
Rogers has sold made-to-order designs from his Brooklyn studio since 2016, according to Forbes.
In 2020 his eponymous label was sold in stores--including Net-A-Porter and Forty-Five Ten--for the first time. Winner of the prestigious CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award, he has already dressed Michelle Obama, Lizzo, Rihanna and Cardi B in the past.
Hudson is determined to prove that Southern designers have what it takes to succeed in the fashion industry, according to his website.