The Real G20 Battle: The First Wives

Sorry UK, Michelle is stuntin’ on you hoes (yes, I just said that.)

So the G20 summit is starting in London today and there is a quiet battle brewing that many of our major media outlets may overlook. Nevermind the protests, economy-fueled passive aggressive reception that our guy Barack is getting and the threats from France to “blow this joint” if progress isn’t made. The real show in global domination? The partners…the wives. It’s all about Michelle, Sarah, Carla, Bianca and the rest of the crew. Who is going to show up? Who is going to show out? Who’s going to claim global-political fashion domination people!?!?! After hearing that Carla Bruni-Sarkozy of France, and Italy’s Veronica Larlo would not be showing up, my heart broke a bit. If I was a betting woman, I would spread it between Michelle and any of the Saudi wives (imagine their private wardrobes) but since there are seven of them, they will not be there—can you imagine the seating chart?

It’s more than fashion really, it’s the impact of identity appearance on world relations and pride? Did Michelle pack a little Tracey Reese, Jason Wu, Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors to show her patriotic passion? Is Sarah going to show up in Burberry, Stella McCartney, and dare I say…Alexander McQueen? You know Carla would give us some Dior all over the place—it’s not just fashion, it is also a political statement: “I love my country, I love our designers, I support my husband and his agenda”. Right? If not, it sure is fun to watch.

The Telegraph breaks it down further here, but wait…why don’t we take a peek at some of the globe’s first ladies, shall we?

Canada’s Laureen Teskey Harper

Italy’s Veronica Lario

France’s Carla Bruni

Mexico’s Margarita Zavala de Calderón

See more courtesy of The Guardian.

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