You'd think that the fashion department, at least, would be safe from neverending Brexit discussions. But you'd be kidding yourself. You can't turn a corner at the moment without running into another Brexit headline - and across the pond, things are just as heated. Our silver lining? The fashion tactics coming into play in the political arena, from the unexpected style heroes of Brexit (yes, really) to the American democrats using Suffragist white to make a point. But is it sexist to talk about what a female politician wears? Or naive for a politician not to use all of the tools at their disposal, especially in such a visual-first world?
Camilla Tominey, the Telegraph's Associate Editor covering politics and royals, and Frankie Graddon, fashion and beauty journalist, join host Charlie Gowans-Eglinton in the recording studio.
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Even as the conversation on gender identity progresses, pink is - perhaps indelibly - still the colour of little girls, of ballet tutus and Barbie's dream house. Which doesn't make it a natural choice for challenging the patriarchy, or being taken seriously in the male-dominated political sphere. In spite of that - or perhaps because of it - pink has recently been reclaimed by frontbenchers. But is pastel passe? Cerise saccharine? And what of Pantone's colour of the year, coral, which Camilla Tominey is calling 'the thinking woman's pink'?
The bigger the mess, the bigger the necklace? As Theresa May returned to bat for her Brexit deal time and again, her necklaces grew ever bigger. Battle dress, bizarre diversionary tactic, or literal millstone around the PM's neck? We have a lot of thoughts on this one...
While female politicians certainly bear the brunt of public scrutiny when it comes to wardrobe choices, fashion is a tool that male politicians have at their disposal, too, and one that can communicate strength, dominance - or the opposite. Donald Trump was filmed asking photographers to make him look 'handsome and thin', and goes to pains with his appearance - and while he's often accused of going to too many with his hair and tan, Jeremy Corbyn seems to have the opposite problem. The Labour leader appeared to have put no thought at all into the outfit he wore to the Cenotaph on Remembrance day. While everyone else dressed in funereal black out of respect, Corbyn's sporty anorak struck the wrong chord. But how do politicians strike the right one?
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