News Politics & Social Issues Kamala Harris Makes History as She Becomes the First Female Vice President It's Vice President Harris now. By Kimberly Truong Kimberly Truong Kim Truong is a writer focusing on news, entertainment, and culture. She is a graduate of Fordham University. Her work has appeared on The Cut, Self, Refinery29, and BBC America. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on January 20, 2021 @ 11:51AM Pin Share Tweet Email It's official: Kamala Harris is the first female Vice President of the United States, as well as the first Black and South Asian-American V.P. Harris was sworn in at the inauguration by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Wednesday, using Thurgood Marshall's bible. In a moving speech after taking her Oath of Office, Harris hugged her husband Doug Emhoff, who held the bible as she was sworn in. Getty Images On Twitter, people marked the momentous occasion. For the historic event, Harris wore a regal purple coat by designer Christopher John Rogers and a look by Sergio Hudson, spotlighting Black designers as she was sworn in. Kamala Harris and Joe Biden Are a Power Duo — and Their Birth Charts Prove It When Harris won the election last November, people began celebrating the historical significance of the moment. Harris was also the second-ever Black woman and first South Asian-American to serve on the U.S. Senate when she was elected in 2017.