At Who What Wear, we love it when a woman in the spotlight clearly adores fashion. Of late, French first lady Brigitte Macron and her eye for style has really caught our attention. A former literature teacher, Brigitte, 65, now has scores of women the world over wanting to emulate her latest look.
You won’t see this political figure in anything loose, floaty or floral—she’s a minimalist through and through (like so many French women), and her staples revolve around modern, clean lines with body-skimming silhouettes. She’s rarely seen without towering high heels, and she loves a navy suit—almost as much as her husband, French President Emmanuel Macron. As a matter of fact, some our favourite looks on her have been navy—you know what they say, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
It’s no surprise Brigitte is a champion of French brands, given the plethora of Parisian design houses at her disposal—we can only imagine. Favourites include Christian Dior, Alexandre Vauthier and Alaïa. That said, her #1 go-to label is definitely Louis Vuitton. She counts Vuitton designer Nicolas Ghesquière as a personal friend, along with Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld. Balmain Creative Director Olivier Rousteing often praises her style, and she’s worn the brand’s sharp-shouldered jackets so often we’re going to rename the jacket style The Brigitte.
Sharp tailoring aside, there’s one particular item of Brigette’s wardrobe we want to steal every time—skinny jeans. Saint Laurent skinnies, to be precise. She has a catalogue of styles, from stone-washed, blue, black and red. “I have always put a lot of effort into the way I present myself,” she told Elle. “I would never leave the house before choosing an outfit and doing my hair.” So that’s why even the most casual ensemble of jeans and a sweater still looks entirely polished.
Next up, the French fashion style tips we could all learn from.