14 Thoughts I Had About Justin and Hailey Bieber’s Meeting With the Macrons

On Monday, Justin and Hailey Bieber—a.k.a. everyone’s favorite statement-look couple—did Paris in the highest-key way imaginable: a meeting with French president Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte.

Justin didn’t provide a caption when he posted a photo from the meeting on Instagram, so in the absence of any formal explanation, I’ve come up with 14 of my own. Below, find all the thoughts I had about the Bieber-Macron summit.

  1. Only Hailey Bieber could show her abs at a meeting with a literal head of state—and she’s pulling it off beautifully, if I may say!

  2. It is so bizarre to see Justin in a suit, rather than perfectly coordinated leisurewear.

  3. What Brigitte Macron is doing in this photo can only be described as “serving face.”

  4. Now that we’re on the topic, Macron has been president of France for four years; why does he still look vaguely uncomfortable in every photo op? Give us a megawatt smile, Monsieur President!

  5. Justin’s choker and oversized Nikes are giving me enormous cool guidance counselor vibes.

  6. Apparently, the Biebers’ visit with the Macrons happened to coincide with Paris’s “Music Day.” I hope Justin sang for them, at least a few bars!

  7. LOL, I totally forgot Justin is French Canadian.

  8. Apparently he also attended a French-language immersion elementary school?

  9. If my middle school self had known Justin Bieber was capable of speaking French, she might have literally died from a fit of passion.

  10. On that note, remember Lesbians Who Look Like Justin Bieber? What a time, what a formative snippet of pop culture.

  11. I always forget that Brigitte Macron is 24 years her husband’s senior, a Sarah-and-Holland-style age gap.

  12. I like that fancy clock to Hailey’s left.

  13. God, there’s probably so much cool, gilded stuff in the Élysée Palace.

  14. Why doesn’t anyone ever invite me to meet heads of state? I’m fun!

Originally Appeared on Vogue