News Politics & Social Issues Jill Biden's Acceptance Speech Dress Paid Homage to Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton The incoming First Lady of the United States wore Oscar de la Renta. By Alyssa Hardy Alyssa Hardy Instagram Twitter Alyssa Hardy is a fashion and culture writer living in New York City. She was formerly the Fashion News Editor at Teen Vogue and the Senior News Editor at InStyle. She recently launched a newsletter titled "This Stuff," which publishes twice weekly. In each edition, readers find timely commentary on news stories and current events in fashion, along with personal essays and musings on trends and celebrity style, featuring personal anecdotes from Alyssa's life as a fashion insider.Alyssa is a staunch advocate for garment workers' rights, and has a deep passion for educating others about fashion's environmental impact — tones that can be felt throughout 'This Stuff.' Her work has been featured in InStyle, Vogue, NYLON, Refinery29, TeenVogue, Ladygunn, Fashionista, and Allure. She is currently working on her debut book, a non-fiction exploration of ethics in fashion titled 'Worn Out.' InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on November 7, 2020 @ 09:42PM Pin Share Tweet Email Jill Biden ushered in her role as the next first lady of the United States at a victory rally in Wilmington, De. Standing beside the president-elect, her husband Joe Biden, Dr. Biden paid homage to several first ladies that came before her. She wore a black asymmetrical Oscar de la Renta dress with embroidered flowers and a matching black mask. De la Renta designed Jackie Kennedy's iconic peach gown that she wore on a state visit to India. He also designed both Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush's inaugural ball gowns. While she didn't have a chance to speak at the event, her presence spoke volumes. During his speech, President-elect Biden told the crowd, "as I've said many times before, I'm Jill's husband," before touching on how important she is to his life and career. Jill Biden's Election Night Outfit Included a Secret Message On the campaign trail, the incoming first lady used her outfits to send explicit messages. She wore Stuart Weitzman "VOTE" boots to send a message to the American people back in March. And then on election night, while the results were still uncertain, she wore a poignant mask that read: "Breathe Positivity."