Andrzej Duda met in the Eternal City with the heads of several European Union countries (from the so-called Arraiolos group), among other things, to convey to them my position on the issue of the future of Poland in society that worries many politicians. – We are happy to be in the European Union – says President Andrzej Duda. At about the same time, his wife Agata Kornhauser Duda also tried to impress her peers from other EU countries with a cheerful mood. She did this with the help of a design that stood out among the outfits chosen by the husbands of other presidents.
The meeting took place at the famous Borghese Gallery. There was also a lunch hosted by Laura Mattarella, the daughter of the President of Italy (first lady). Agata Duda was the only woman in this group who decided to come to the meeting in an outfit decorated with expressive and even flashy colors and patterns. How did Jaroslav Szado comment on this? Okay…
Agata Duda was in Rome on Tuesday and Wednesday. When Andrzej Duda attended the meeting of the chiefs of the Arraiolos group, his wife was fulfilling her duties as first lady. She represented our country among other pairs of heads of state during a meeting at the Borghese Gallery (on the second day of her visit). Presidential meeting there with counterparts from Austria, Germany, Ireland, Malta and Hungary.
Andrei Duda’s wife presented herself in a 7/8-length dress with an expressive and bold print. The fabric is decorated with huge flowers. She completed her outfit with accessories: a wide belt, a clutch bag, and black heels. With her clothes, she clearly stood out from the dim style of other heads of state’s husbands. It was very visible in group photos. The design was very ornate and colorful. But is it appropriate for such an occasion?
Designer Jarek Szado for Agata Duda
Designer Yaroslav Zadu in an interview with Fact commented on Agata Duda’s clothes at a meeting with the wives of the chiefs in Rome. He does not judge the design poorly, but – he emphasized – in this case the choice of fabric was not the best. When meeting in a larger group, it is worth focusing on the classics and neutrality, you need to be careful not to stand out from the crowd.
In the end, he advised not only Agata Duda but other women as well to apply the principle of Queen Elizabeth II – simply and classically.
– The most important thing in such group meetings – especially in the modern age when the image is important – to “fit in” with the image. Here, the collection is forgotten, this texture is very characteristic and expressive – emphasizes Szado.
– All styling elements have been properly maintained, except for the high-gloss fabric. This choice would be appropriate if the creation was chosen to go out along with the boss. In the event that a larger group of women meets, especially presidential ones, the creation needlessly “screams” and draws attention to its person – said designer Yaroslav Szado.
However, Agata Duda deserves a little commendation. I remembered to keep all the most important elements of its design.
The Agata Duda dress, however, has the right fit and length, and the belt and shoes go well with the entire design. Some ladies wore sandals and dresses above the knee to the meeting, which was punished even with a clothing label – says Yaroslav Szado.
– The president’s staff apparently forgot that she often appeared in group photos. So it is safer to choose uniform fabrics and neutral colors, and this dress can be left when going out with the pair. Big minus for texture that looks good in a different context. In these times, it is important where and with whom we shoot. In these types of meetings, the Queen Elizabeth II principle – simple and classic – that the designer added at the end should be applied.
The Arraiolos Group was founded in 2003 on the initiative of then Portuguese President Jorge Sampaio. The name comes from the Portuguese city where the first meeting of the presidents of Austria, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Hungary and Italy was held.
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