Jill Biden’s ‘love’ jacket on trip to Britain with US President Joe Biden stands in stark contrast to former first lady Melania Trump’s message of not caring

Joe Biden, Zadig & Voltaire, Carrie Johnson, Russian President, Vladimir Putin

Jill Biden is sending a sartorial message of “love” as she accompanies her husband President Joe Biden overseas.

The first lady wore a black jacket with the word “love” outlined on the back in silver beading from French brand Zadig & Voltaire as she and the president met British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife on June 10. She wore the same jacket more than two years ago to kick off Biden’s presidential campaign.

“We’re bringing love from America,” she told reporters, explaining her fashion choice.

“This is a global conference and we are trying to bring unity across the globe and I think it’s needed right now, that people feel a sense of unity from all the countries and feel a sense of hope after this year of the pandemic.”

Joe Biden, Zadig & Voltaire, Carrie Johnson, Russian President, Vladimir Putin

(From left) Jill Biden, Joe Biden, Boris Johnson and Carrie Johnson in Cornwall, ahead of the G7 summit. Photo: TNS

Biden is known for her sartorial choices, often donning bright pastels or eye-catching patterns for her outings on behalf of the Biden administration. She is rarely seen without a kitten heel or stiletto boot, adding height to her petite frame.

And this isn’t the first time she’s sent a direct message with her clothes: during a campaign trip to the US state of Iowa late last year, Biden wore black skinny jeans bearing the word “vote” down each calf.

Biden’s jacket and pants come in contrast to the last first lady to offer a message with her clothes: Melania Trump wore a jacket that read “I Really Don’t Care, Do U?” during a trip to a detention centre for migrant children in 2018. She wore a different jacket at the shelter.

The first lady is accompanying her husband during the British leg of his foreign trip, where she’ll participate in spouses’ activities at the Group of Seven (G7) summit, and a couple of events focused on military veterans and their families. She joined Johnson’s wife, Carrie Johnson, for tea on June 10 and tweeted a photo of the two and Johnson’s son, Wilfred, on the shore. The G7 is a group of seven of the world’s nations – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Britain and the US.

On Friday, Jill Biden has a public engagement scheduled with Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, whose husband, Prince William, is an heir to the British throne.

Joe Biden, Zadig & Voltaire, Carrie Johnson, Russian President, Vladimir Putin

Biden’s jacket stand in contrast to Melania Trump’s jacket that read “I Really Don’t Care, Do U?” during a trip to a detention centre for migrant children in 2018. Photos: AFP

Joe Biden is on his first overseas visit as president. Along with his participation in the G7 summit and a Nato (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) summit in Brussels, the capital of Belgium, he will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Jill Biden said her husband had been “studying for weeks” for the trip and joked that he is “overprepared”.

“Joe loves foreign policy. This is his forte,” she said.

The Bidens are set to meet Queen Elizabeth on June 13 at Windsor Castle, in the English county of Berkshire. The first lady told reporters “that’s an exciting part of the visit for us”.

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