Art & Design

Jul 9, 2009

Political Fashion Semiotics 101: the implications of politicians’ clothes

This week, Russian president Dmitry Medvedev thrilled and horrified the blogosphere by wearing jeans and a designer blazer to a dinner with Barack Obama. Mel Campbell does some further political fashion analysis.

Mel Campbell — Freelance journalist and critic

Mel Campbell

Freelance journalist and critic

This week, Russian president Dmitry Medvedev thrilled and horrified the blogosphere by wearing jeans and a designer blazer to a dinner with Barack Obama, who’d plumped for a jacket and “presidential slacks”.

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  1. David1

    But Mel you didn’t mention Liz Windsor’s hats. Now there is a lady who cares not about the critics of her upper gear. Flower pots, soup pots, slow simmers, tea pots, casserole pots, boaters, all adorned in flowery bits or feathery fluffies perched upon the royal bonce in gay (woops, bright)colours no matter the weather, be it blowing a gale. Such is the dedication of Phils girl to be a dedicated leader of fashion,be not surprised to see a bunch of bananas perched atop thereof, yay I say perhaps a little monkey or two included, adorning the Windsorian crown. I salute you ma’am, you have gone boldly where no other royal head has gone before.

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