Wednesday 20 September 2017

French First Lady Brigitte Macron turns heads in pink mini-dress on visit to Luxembourg

Maria Teresa (L), Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, and Brigitte Macron, wife of the French president, visit the MUDAM contemporary art museum in Luxembourg on August 29, 2017.
French President Emmanuel Macron is on a visit to Luxembourg. / AFP PHOTO / LUDOVIC MARINLUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images
Maria Teresa (L), Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, and Brigitte Macron, wife of the French president, visit the MUDAM contemporary art museum in Luxembourg on August 29, 2017. French President Emmanuel Macron is on a visit to Luxembourg. / AFP PHOTO / LUDOVIC MARINLUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images
(L to R) Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, France's President Emmanuel Macron, Brigitte Macron-Trogneux, France's first lady, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg pose for official photo during a one day state visit on August 29, 2017 in Luxembourg, Luxembourg. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)
(R to L) Belgian Prime Minister's partner Amelie Derbaudrenghien, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, Brigitte Macron-Trogneux, France's first lady, Luxembourg Prime Minister's husband Gauthier Destenay visit Luxembourg's Neumunster Abbey during a one day state visit on August 29, 2017 in Luxembourg, Luxembourg. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)
(R to L) Belgian Prime Minister's partner Amelie Derbaudrenghien, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, Brigitte Macron-Trogneux, France's first lady, Luxembourg Prime Minister's husband Gauthier Destenay visit Luxembourg's Neumunster Abbey during a one day state visit on August 29, 2017 in Luxembourg, Luxembourg. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)
(R to L) Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, Brigitte Macron-Trogneux, France's first lady, Luxembourg Prime Minister's husband Gauthier Destenay visit Luxembourg's Neumunster Abbey during a one day state visit on August 29, 2017 in Luxembourg, Luxembourg. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)
Brigitte Macron, wife of the French president visits the MUDAM contemporary art museum in Luxembourg on August 29, 2017 / AFP PHOTO / LUDOVIC MARINLUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images
Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (L), Amelie Derbaudrenghien, partner of Belgian prime minister (C), Brigitte Macron, wife of the French president (R), speak in Luxembourg on August 29, 2017
French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron pose during a meeting at the Palais grand-ducal in Luxembourg on August 29, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ludovic MARINLUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images
French President Emmanuel Macron (2nd L) and his wife Brigitte Macron (2nd R) meet with Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Henri (R), and his wife Maria Teresa (L), Grand Duchess of Luxembourg at the Palais grand-ducal in Luxembourg on August 29, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ludovic MARINLUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images
(L to R) Belgian Prime Minister's partner Amelie Derbaudrenghien, guest, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, guest, Brigitte Macron-Trogneux, France's first lady, Luxembourg Prime Minister's husband Gauthier Destenay visit Luxembourg's Art Museum (Mudam) during a one day state visit on August 29, 2017 in Luxembourg, Luxembourg. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)
(L to R) Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, Brigitte Macron-Trogneux, France's first lady, Luxembourg Prime Minister's husband Gauthier Destenay visit Luxembourg's Art Museum (Mudam) during a one day state visit on August 29, 2017 in Luxembourg, Luxembourg. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

French First Lady Brigitte Macron is cementing her style icon status with every public appearance.

The 64-year-old, who is married to France's president Emmanuel Macron, brought her typical youthful style during a state visit to Luxembourg in a pink shift mini-dress as they met theGrand Duke of Luxembourg, Henri and his wife Maria Teresa.

Brigitte has become synonymous with short dresses showing off her toned calves, her trademark fringed blonde bob and almost always something by Louis Vuitton, a French fashion institution; in this case, a nude leather purce. Her alliance with the brand goes deeper than aesthetics and she often champions the fashion house because of her close friendship with creative director Nicolas Ghesquière.

Earlier this month, Brigitte defended her style, which is often criticised by naysayers, saying

(R to L) Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, Brigitte Macron-Trogneux, France's first lady, Luxembourg Prime Minister's husband Gauthier Destenay visit Luxembourg's Neumunster Abbey during a one day state visit on August 29, 2017 in Luxembourg, Luxembourg. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)
(R to L) Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, Brigitte Macron-Trogneux, France's first lady, Luxembourg Prime Minister's husband Gauthier Destenay visit Luxembourg's Neumunster Abbey during a one day state visit on August 29, 2017 in Luxembourg, Luxembourg. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)

"I wear above-the-knee, not minis! Although I loved to wear minis when I was younger, we would hide them in our bags when we went out…. and we’d slip bloomers on underneath to dance to rock n' roll," she told French Elle.

"We went from very short to very long — that was until my grandmother spotted me in one and exclaimed, 'My goodness, you look like a frumpy old granny'. Never again!"

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron pose during a meeting at the Palais grand-ducal in Luxembourg on August 29, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ludovic MARINLUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images
French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron pose during a meeting at the Palais grand-ducal in Luxembourg on August 29, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ludovic MARINLUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images

She takes pride in her appearance, which is praised more often than it's ripped.

"I have always put a lot of effort into the way I present myself, just ask my children or students," the former teacher added. "I would never leave the house before choosing an outfit and doing my hair, the results may vary, but I cannot do otherwise.”

(L to R) Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, France's President Emmanuel Macron, Brigitte Macron-Trogneux, France's first lady, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg pose for official photo during a one day state visit on August 29, 2017 in Luxembourg, Luxembourg. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)
(L to R) Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, France's President Emmanuel Macron, Brigitte Macron-Trogneux, France's first lady, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg pose for official photo during a one day state visit on August 29, 2017 in Luxembourg, Luxembourg. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)

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