Jill Biden has outlined her husband’s unity agenda ahead of the G7 summit in Cornwall, UK, wearing a blazer emblazoned with the word “love”.
“I think it’s a global conference, and we’re trying to bring unity around the world,” she said. “And I think it’s important right now that people feel a sense of unity for all countries, and feel a sense of hope after this year of the pandemic.”
Bidens & Johnson’s photo taken in Cornwall, UK, ahead of the G7 summit. Credits: Toby Melville/Pool/AFP/Getty Images
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Political commentators compared Biden’s message to another famous FLOTUS outfit: the controversial Zara jacket, worn by former First Lady Melania Trump, that read, “I Really Don’t Care, Do You?”
First Lady Melania Trump pictured in 2018 wearing a jacket that read, “I Really Don’t Care, Do You?” Credits: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES
Biden’s outfit garnered approval from Zadig and Voltaire’s artistic director, Cecilia Bonstrom, who posted about the jacket on Instagram Stories with the message, “Love @flotus wearing @zadigetvoltaire LOVE blazer.”
At her husband’s inaugural dinner, Biden wore a dress embroidered with the official flowers of each US state and territory—with Delaware’s peach blossoms close to her heart. Gabriella Hearst, the designer behind the dress, said it was inspired by a “message of unity”.
Jill Biden as seen wearing the same jacket on the campaign trail in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2019. Credits: Michelle Gustafson / Bloomberg / Getty Images
On Saturday, the first lady will gather with the spouses of the G7 leaders, before heading to Windsor Castle for an audience with Queen Elizabeth II the next day. Her busy schedule will also see her meeting with a volunteer group that helps British military veterans, as well as former service personnel who participated in a 1,000-mile “Walk of America” fundraiser.