France’s first lady Brigitte Macron has demonstrated yet again why age should be no barrier to wearing whatever you want.
The always-stylish 64-year-old channeled rock star-style when she met U2 singer Bono at the Elysee Palace in Paris, wearing a military-look grey jacket over a simple black top and black skinny trousers. She finished the outfit with the stilletoes she favours with many outfits, this time also in black.
The look managed to be both cool and stylish – it’s hard to go wrong with the combination of black cigarette pants and pointy black heels, while the embellished jacket, complete with low-key epaulettes, gave the classic-but-safe pairing a more modern edge.
It’s not the first time the French president’s wife has picked a military-inspired style. At her husband Emmanuel inauguration in May she wore a similar jacket in light blue, with a matching dress underneath and nude stilettoes.
The former drama teacher, who met her husband when he was her 15-year-old student, is known for choosing outfits and shoes that emphasise her long, slim legs. In fact, she’s so successful at playing up her trim figure that US President Donald Trump complimented her “good shape” when they met recently.
Mrs Macron is said to prefer designer duds from Louis Vuitton, having chosen the fashion label as the source of her inauguration outfit and for a dinner with Trump and his wife Melania at the famous Le Jules Verne Restaurant on the Eiffel Tower. And, as Footwear News points out, she almost always picks stilettoes over t-bar straps, a choice that elongates her legs.
“Some of the shoe styles she wears include statement-making accents such as PVC material, metallic hardware, cutouts, cap toes and snakeskin — all fresh touches that give a classic look an energetic twist,” the shoe trade site added.
Bono was at the Palace as a representative of his One organisation that fights global poverty. According to reports, the Irish singer and the French first lady discussed education for women in Africa.