If you haven’t already heard, easy-breezy ’70s Parisian style is trending. From Hedi Slimane’s sophomore collection for Celine, dominated by horsebit buckles, culottes, and the color beige, to Balenciaga’s surprisingly sophisticated Fall 2019 offering that dialled down Demna Gvasalia’s meme-worthy instincts for classic rive gauche dressing, the latest phenomenon sweeping the French fashion world seems to be old school modesty.
And who better to pick up the baton than France’s first lady, Brigitte Macron? Yesterday in Paris, the 66-year-old schoolteacher and wife to Emmanuel Macron, the nation’s current president, stepped out for a diplomatic meeting with trademark Gallic ease and comfort. Sporting a sleek camel shift dress with a gold-buttoned belt detail—along with her signature bouncy bob—Macron was all smiles as she posed for photographers on the steps of the Élysée Palace.
As a fully committed fan of Nicolas Ghesquière’s designs for Louis Vuitton, we all know that the French first lady has fashion credentials. But with her latest look, Macron manages to balance a white-hot trend and classic Parisian style with unprecedented élan—even by her own already high standards.
Originally Appeared on Vogue