Saturday, September 3, 2011

Politics in Fashion

They are the top leaders in the world of politics; they have powerful sovereign rights; they are first ladies – the French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, the U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, British Prime Minister Lady Samantha Cameron and so on. Robb Young recently published a book called Female Politicians and Fashion. In this book, Robb Young invited the fashion illustrator Charlotte Hoyle, the Creative Director Simon Doonan of Barneys boutique in New York, famous stylist Nicola Formichetti, Ruth Chapman from the Matches and the fashion editor Miranda Almond for the British version of Vogue magazine joint to design a series of illustrations of first ladies wearing chic clothes from 2011 spring and summer.

In the series of illustrations, first ladies or the female politicians put on chic clothes in various styles. This series of fashion illustrations has shown the fun side of these high-ranking female politicians by the illustrators. As the first ladies of this new generation, these most powerful women such as British princess, French Prime Minister Lady and even the United States first lady’s styles are not limited to boring and dull basic-colored suits any longer. As Robb Young has predicted, if these female politicians can choose chic and fashionable styles, this would not only shorten the distance between them and ordinary people but also make them see more genial. Now, let's take a look at these fashion illustrations of these fabulous women politicians. 

Sarah Palin – for the former U.S. vice-presidential candidate, the fashion editor of British version of Vogue chooses an overcoat from Christopher Kane.

The French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy’s look is designed by Sarah Lerfel, the buyer and creative director from the Colette boutique of Paris. This chic most powerful French lady wears a dress from Stella McCartney and a pair of flat womens shoes from Charlotte Olympia. 

Jordan Queen Rania Al Abdullah’s look is designed by Ruth Chapman and the partner of largest boutique of London – Matches. Dressed in a pair of nude-colored high heels from Alexander McQueen, matched with a handbag from the same brand, the royal queen looks absolutely stunning. 

This look of American first lady Michelle Obama is designed by Sarah Easley and Beth Buccini, the partner and buyer of the fashion boutique Kirna Zabête. The dress from Proenza Schouler, high heels from Alexander Wang and bracelet as well as handbag from Anndra Neen make this fabulous lady look even more glamorous.


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