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When 39 year old Emmanuel Macron enters the lyse Palace, he will be France’s youngest president since Napoleon and, to many, “France’s answer to JFK”.
Beside Discount Replica Louis Vuitton Bags him will be the woman who has been his greatest champion since he was a schoolboy: his wife and former teacher, Brigitte Trogneux.
In 1993, following his star turn in a school play, Trogneux planted a tender kiss on the cheek of 14 year old Macron in front of the parents and pupils at a private Jesuit school in Amiens. Two years later, he declared his intention to marry her.
Last month, Trogneux was on stage again in Paris, blowing kisses to a roaring crowd, as it was announced that her husband some 25years her junior, and leader of aaa replica designer handbags France’s progressive En Marche movement had beaten the country’s two long established main parties to join Marine Le Pen in the final round of the presidential election.
The couple waved and grinned broadly for the cameras, before giving the crowd the photo opportunity they wanted a good fake designer bags , old fashioned French kiss.
Dressed in an elegant pale grey suit, which showed off her impressive tan, with her blonde hair expertly coiffed, the woman who would go on to become France’s next first lady looked every inch the part.
When it comes to what goes on behind closed doors, the French are, as in most areas of life, replica louis vuitton bags altogether cooler about it than the rest of us. (If, say, Cherie Blair had been 24 years older than Tony, eyebrows would certainly have been raised in this country.)
What’s more, the French press has been historically unwilling to delve into the private lives of its ruling class. Former president Franois Mitterand had an affair for 32 years, which produced an illegitimate daughter (and possibly a son from another relationship, too), but such matters were written about in French newspapers only after his death.
Macron did come under fire following his first round win on Sunday but for celebrating too lavishly when he hosted a glitzy dinner for his supporters. Which goes to show that, in France, it is still more controversial to be flash than to marry your schoolteacher.
The couple have, nevertheless, managed to pique the interest of the French press. Mme Trogneux gave a somewhat regrettable interview to Paris Match last year in which she let some in some light on the early days of their relationship. She was quoted saying: “At the age of 17, Emmanuel said to me: ‘Whatever you do, I will marry you!'”
The interview was quickly brushed off by the politician’s camp, with Macron saying: “My wife doesn’t understand the media. She regrets it profoundly. It was a mistake, a mistake we both made. My relationship, my family, it’s what I care about the most, there is no 1:1 replica handbags strategy to exhibit them, it is without a doubt a blunder. I take full responsibility and it won’t be something we will be repeating.”
So why are we intrigued by her? Is it the deliciously controversial circumstances of their relationship? Is it because Macron himself has pledged to carve out an official role for her in high quality designer replica handbags his administration? Or is it simply because of her magnificent “forme olympique”, as was described by one French magazine?
Manette, also a teacher, was “demanding and determined” and “opened the door to reading and culture high quality designer replica handbags wholesale for him”, writes Anne Fulda. He would call her every night, and says of her: “She helped me believe in my political destiny”.
So, well before he married his own teacher, clever, cultured women were a huge influence in the young Macron’s life. “He wasn’t like the others,” Trogneux told a French documentary last year. “He wasn’t a teenager. He had a relationship of equals with other adults.”
At 16, Macron, Fake Louis Vuitton Replica Bags who as a young man wanted to be a novelist, left his prestigious but provincial school to finish his education in Paris www.dolabuy.su , vowing to marry his former teacher. “We’d call each other all the time and spend hours on the phone,” she remembered. “Bit by bit, he defeated all my resistance, in an amazing way, with patience.”
For years, they avoided the public eye, presumably aware that their unconventional marriage risked overshadowing Emmanuel’s lofty political plans. But since launching his presidential bid last year, having previously served for two years as industry minister in Perfect Quality Louis Vuitton Replica Francois Hollande’s unpopular socialist government cheap replica handbags , something has shifted.
His biographer told the BBC: “He wants to give the idea that, if he was able to seduce a woman 24 years his senior and a mother of three’s replica louis vuitton handbags children, in a small provincial town, without opprobrium and mockery, he can conquer France in the same way.”
As high quality designer replica handbags wholesale he beat Le Pen, it was with Trogneux by his side. She has been quoted as saying she is “the president of his fan club”, and is often seen attending high level meetings with him; at his campaign launch, she could be seen taking notes in the front row. As France’s first lady, and with her husband’s blessing, she will play a big role in helping him realise his dreams to revitalise the country.
Even more thrilling for some is how Trogneux has turned heads with what Vogue magazine described as her “chic bobo aesthetic”. With her slim cut navy tailoring, low heeled shoes, and immaculately highlighted but not overly coiffed hair, she is the quintessential femme d’un certain ge, with a dignified but cool sense of style, which the French respect immeasurably.
Delphine de Canecaude, a Paris based art director, told L’Express magazine: “She’s rock’n’roll. Not for a second does she say, ‘I’m 63, so I cannot wear short skirts.’ Twelve inch heels, sleeveless dresses, leather trousers, she dares everything. She is a mega wonder woman.”
But, as Vogue’s fashion features editor points out, she also displays a degree of cheap louis vuitton bags from china uk deference to the “lynchpins of the French fashion industry”, with her array of Louis Vuitton Capucines bags, and her regular appearances on the front row at all the biggest fashion shows.
In the run up to the French election, Trogneux was by Macron’s side all the way. “She will have the role that she always had with me,” he told French radio station RTL. “She will not be hidden, because she shared my life, because her opinion is important, and because the presidential position carries something of a personal dimension.