one for all

They seem happy with them, and they probably are. On June 26, the leaders of the G7 countries, accompanied by the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, met at Elmau Castle in the Bavarian Alps. There, for three days, they chained encouragement and promises to Ukraine and its inhabitants. Before taking the pose, obviously well deserved, inhabited by the feeling of accomplishment.

Long to relax

For the occasion, the eight men present in the photo took great care not to wear a tie and thus to perpetuate this tradition, marked by false relaxation and real communication, born in 2012 during a G8 organized in Camp David, USA. That year, François Hollande was publicly taken over by Barack Obama when he arrived in a tie for the family photo. “Francois, we said you could take the tie off!” “, had launched the American president to his French alter ego.

Jacket reversal

If everyone is aligned, this year, on the question of the tie, the French president has found a new way to distinguish himself. Thus, Emmanuel Macron is the only one to have dropped the jacket, finding himself isolated on the diplomatic chessboard. In this case, he could harbor some resentment towards Boris Johnson, who had announced that he would undress for the traditional group photo and this in order to “show that we are more muscular than Putin”. But, since time, Emmanuel Macron should know that you should never believe the British Prime Minister.

self neglected

In this case, Boris Johnson may have kept his jacket on his shoulders, he seemed the most scruffy of all. The crazy hair, the pants falling on the size, the shirt largely unbuttoned, visibly wet and ostensibly pressed against the stomach, he confirms, on the occasion of this photo, the theorem according to which his presence in an assembly mechanically makes everyone a little more elegant than it is.

pink tint

Despite the absence of a tie, the men who chose to keep their jackets buttoned displayed a certain dignity in this photo. But it is above all the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, who has pulled out of the game. Thus, her salmon suit jacket reminds us that the colors were for a long time, from a clothing point of view, the prerogative of women and that their mastery of shades remains incomparable…