THE POLITICS OF STYLE ; Segolene Royal Is Hoping That Elegance and Glamour Will Be Vote- Winning Qualities. by John Lichfield and Jen Wainwright ++ Fashion Victor?
John Lichfield; Jen Wainwright, The Independent (London, England)
Arguments raged in France yesterday over who had "won" the war of words in the presidential TV debate. There can be no question who won the style war. Segolene Royal wore a dark blue skirt and jacket, and a white blouse with high white collar. She looked stunning: part headmistress, part barrister, part mother-of-the bride.
Nicolas Sarkozy wore a dark suit, blue shirt and stripy tie. He looked like the manager of a provincial shipping company.
Mme Royal's "look" was something of a surprise. In recent days she has appeared in tailored, all-white suits, like a vision of purity and toughness; like a Joan of Arc, re-styled for the 21st Century.
One of France's …
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Publication information: Article title: THE POLITICS OF STYLE ; Segolene Royal Is Hoping That Elegance and Glamour Will Be Vote- Winning Qualities. by John Lichfield and Jen Wainwright ++ Fashion Victor?. Contributors: John Lichfield; Jen Wainwright - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: May 4, 2007. Page number: Not available. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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