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Characteristics of Power Dressing Represented in the Fashion Style of IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde
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  • Journal title : Fashion business
  • Volume 20, Issue 2,  2016, pp.149-164
  • Publisher : The Korean Society of Fashion Business
  • DOI : 10.12940/jfb.2016.20.2.149
 Title & Authors
Characteristics of Power Dressing Represented in the Fashion Style of IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde
Kim, Mikyung;
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The purpose of this study was to analyze the cases of IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde to discuss power dressing characteristics represented in the fashion style of women political leaders. Study methods included literature reviews on the theoretical background of Christine Lagarde`s Political Leadership formation and the power dressing of women political leaders. The results of the study were as follows. First, governor Christine Lagarde`s fashion styles worn at formal events were summarized into suits, bags, scarves and jewelry. Clothing type was found to be 98% suits, 5% dress with the colors black, gray and white being worn the most, 84% were achromatic, blue tones and vivid tones were about 16%. Faborite accessories included scarves, jewelry and luxury bags. Scarves were higher frequency utilization at 51% of the total wear. Second, characteristics of power-dressing appearring as fashion styles were summarized as wealthy, honorable, having political power, being, charismatic or, feminine. Luxury suite luxury brands holds a sense of power with many believing they wealth, honor and charisma. Luxury bags, V-zone ornaments of scarves and, jewelry are items of power that people often wear in order to charisma and a symbol of power. They are also, used as an important element in portraying confidence and leadership as IMF governors.
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