When you think of Justin Trudeau, you probably see a few things. He’s young, yet eager. He’s a self-proclaimed feminist. That hair. And now the prime minister has a new fan, and that fan isn’t a person: it’s Vogue. The 123-year-old fashion bible is among the most influential in the world – when Anna Wintour decrees that something is in, it’s in. So it seems, then, that Justin Trudeau is quite in.
The magazine just published a piece titled, “Justin Trudeau Is the New Young Face of Canadian Politics.” In it, the writer describes our Prime Minister thusly: “Strikingly young and wavy-haired, the new prime minister is dashing in his blue suit and jaunty brown shoes–a stylistic riposte to the old world of boringly black-shoed politicians,” he writes. “To his right is Sophie, whom the New York Post, with characteristic elegance, has termed “the hottest First Lady in the world.”
But it isn’t just his physicality that makes Trudeau an object of affection. It’s how he employs his physicality that can get the world on its knees (in support). “Grégoire-Trudeau tells me that what first struck her about her husband was that ‘he had a really deep gaze,'” the author notes. “And it’s true. Looking directly into your eyes, he does what Bill Clinton is famously able to: makes you feel that you’re the only person in the world and there’s nothing he’d rather do than talk to you. Such a gift is political gold.”
And his politics, they are gold. He set out for an inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, he withdrew Canadian CF-18 warplanes from the international bombing campaign in Iraq, and with great pleasure, he presented a diverse cabinet that “looks like Canada.”
So, yeah. Vogue gets it right. Again.