June 13, 2024

The look of politicians decrypted: the case Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Last week, Dominique Strauss-Kahn was photographed by AFP riding in the back of a Porsche Panamera owned by his communications advisor. A political mistake for the most scathing political commentators, a mistake of comunication said to the PS. If the friends of François Hollande were ironic by explaining that it was riding on a scooter, this photo has loudly put back on the front of the scene the question of the lifestyle of the boss of the IMF. With his wife Anne Sinclairthey certainly form a couple of power, symbolizing both the caviar left, and a certain leftist intelligentsia booze to the gold of the Republic.

If we know that DSK loves beautiful cars (should we blame it?), This case made us want to look at the look of perhaps the future presidential candidate. If we know that Dominique Strauss-Kahn exchanged the glasses for the lenses in the 90s and he underwent an operation of the upper eyelid to clear his eyes, what do we know about his tailor? From his favorite costume brand?

About Francois Fillon, we know he likes the forest jacket Arnys, the red socks Gammarelli (the same as those of the pope) and that he has his costumes cut in the largest cutters in London. Elected the most elegant politician by GQ in 2010, François Fillon is one step ahead of other politicians.

But since he took the reins of the IMF, DSK has also reworked his style: bye bye ties and shirts of color ... hello white shirt or sky blue, dark suit and tie tone on tone. His suit ? He has him fashioned at the tailor's Barack Obama. DSK has offered the services of the Obama tailor, says France-Soir, adding that the head of the IMF would have ordered three tailored suits at Georges de Paris, prices ranging from $ 7,000 to $ 35,000.

If the habit does not make the monk, maybe he makes a president ...

Joan W. Scott, “Gender, Politics, and Psychoanalysis”: Director's Lecture, October 19, 2017 (June 2024)