A recent French magazine article, citing critical tweets — quelle surprise — (the part about critical tweets I mean), noted that some took issue with the skirt length of France’s First Lady, Brigitte Macron, at the May 14, presidential inauguration of her husband.
You have no doubt read that she was wearing a Louis Vuitton designed suit with the jacket unbuttoned, a detail many found charmingly young and décontracté (relaxed).
In contrast, I thought I would show you what three of her predecessors wore on their husband’s big day.
In 1995, Bernadette Chirac chose a light, mauvy-blue coat and dress ensemble.
After Jacque Chirac’s second term, he was succeeded by Nicolas Sarkozy in 2007. His wife, Cécilia, wore an icy gray silk dress to the solemn ceremony. The same year they filed for divorced. Both went on to remarry in 2008. He married super model Carla Bruni with whom he had a daughter.
Next came Socialist, François Hollande, in 2012 who has publicly proclaimed he does not believe in marriage because it is “trop bourgeois” even though he has fathered four (and according to Paris gossip, five) children. He arrived at his inauguration with France’s “First Girlfriend,” journalist Valérie Trierzeiler, who wrote a best selling tell-all book after their very messy breakup when she discovered, and he admitted, he was having an affair with French actress Julie Gayet.
So, back to the question at hand: What do you think about Madame Macron’s skirt?