EURO ZONE: François Hollande and Matteo Renzi both sported navy blue suits, white shirts and blue ties while visiting Expo Milan 2015 on Sunday. The Italian prime minister is often more casual, but the tour coincided with a major fashion event: Milan men’s collections.
Earlier this week, Hollande dressed in a similar fashion at a ceremony at Mont-Valérien, outside Paris, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Charles de Gaulle’s Appeal of June 18, 1940, in which the general urged the French to resist the German invasion.
But it was Hollande’s girlfriend Julie Gayet who made headlines. Wearing a dark Hermès outfit despite the summer day, the French actress’ presence — officially attending as granddaughter of Alain Gayet, a hero of the French Resistance — fueled speculation that she is being introduced as the new French first lady. The same day, the actress appeared on the cover of Paris Match with the headline “Julie Gayet Into the Light.” Images inside reflect her simple style, such as sailor stripes at the Cannes Film Festival.