A well-chosen wardrobe says more than a thousand words?
Clothes sometimes know how to be as political as they are aesthetic.
The year 2022 has once again been proof of this, starting on February 4, for the opening of the Winter Olympics in Beijing.
In appearance, Chinese President Xi Jinping wore only a simple navy blue parka from the Canadian brand Arc'teryx.
But its symbolism is much stronger.
Acquired by the Chinese equipment manufacturer Anta Sports, the label now intends to represent the clothing know-how of China.
But Xi Jinping is not the only one to have made his clothes a torch.
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The President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron has also made his wardrobe a communication tool.
On March 14, the official photographer of the Élysée, Soazig de la Moissonnière, published on her Instagram account a series of photos of the president in a sweatshirt.
A first in the history of French heads of state, the image having been unveiled at the very beginning of the war in Ukraine and just before the presidential election campaign.
The sweater, a piece of clothing that has again shown itself to be eloquent this year in the ranks of the government.
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Especially during the FIFA World Cup held in Qatar, a country that criminalizes homosexuality.
To support the blues during a match against England on December 10, the Minister of Sports Amélie Oudéa-Castéra indeed wore a royal blue sweater with rainbow sleeves, evoking the flag of the LGBTQA + community.
In video, Rihanna reframes a fan who blames her for being late to the Dior show:
Fashion, mirror of society
If Kanye West and his “White Lives Matter” T-shirt at Paris Fashion Week, or Kim Kardashian with her museum dress that belonged to Marilyn Monroe at the Met Gala have provoked lively debates, certain outfits have shaken up our conception of clothing. , like the Coperni spray dress worn by Bella Hadid.
Or those of Rihanna: on January 29, bare belly under a vintage Chanel pink puffer jacket, the singer exhibited a
and informed the whole world that she was expecting her first child.
Shunning the traditional modest maternity wardrobe, Rihanna then hardly covered her belly until she gave birth.
A way to demystify pregnancy.
For their part, the men also got down to moving the lines.
On July 19, Brad Pitt took the plunge: the 59-year-old actor indeed distinguished himself by wearing a linen skirt at the Berlin premiere of the film
A few weeks later, Franco-American actor Timothée Chalamet walked the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival in a red jumpsuit with a bare back.
Two dress codes associated with the female wardrobe.
Making fashion more than ever a fact of society.