Thai politics

Fashion Commentary from Yingluck’s India Visit

2012 01 26 yingluck india fashion

And now for something completely different…

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, as you may know, is visiting India.

While the trip has geopolitical implications — especially for India — a couple of stories in the Indian media on an altogether different topic have caught my eye.

India’s Mail Online has run two dispatches — so far — on Yingluck’s sartorial choices. They’re here and here.

The most recent story, from today, is headlined “Thailand’s Prime Minister scales down glam quotient.” It begins:

Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra continued with her demure dressing style on Wednesday, the second day of her visit to India.

Already having received a lot of attention for her fashion choices and immaculate hair and make-up abroad, especially on diplomatic tours like this one – her dressing style was recently discussed in the Indonesian Parliament, making her blush profusely – Shinawatra has decidedly been low-key on her fashion quotient on this visit.

We saw a dash of glamour during her meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh early in the day – Shinawatra was dressed in a knee-length black skirt teamed with a dull ivory gold doublebreasted jacket. But she was quick to get into a boring pantsuit for her trip to Agra later in the day.

(All emphasis mine.)

(Image: Reuters/Mail Online.)

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