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Fashion icon Bernie Sanders steals show at inauguration

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Amid the designer outfits and formal elegance on display at US President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday, an unlikely fashion icon emerged to steal the show — veteran Senator Bernie Sanders.

Sanders, 79, was one of the scattering of guests, and the senator from Vermont made an instant impact on social media.

Huddled up on a folding chair, with arms crossed, wearing huge knitted mittens and a beige coat to ward off the wintery conditions, Sanders watched his former rival become president.

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Sanders, who arrived carrying a large brown envelope, was compared to a grandfather stopping in at the inauguration on the way to the post office, or perhaps he was off to pick up a doctor’s prescription. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is seen prior to the 59th Presidential Inauguration ceremonies for Joe Biden on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington.(Greg Nash/Pool Photo via AP)

His wife Jane O’Meara Sanders embraced the look — tweeting “Vermont jacket, Vermont gloves, Vermont common sense!”

Vogue declared that “nothing looks as good on him as his signature........

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