Dr. Jill Biden wore a custom velvet Schiaparelli to the state dinner in Paris

President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden traveled to France last week for the 80th anniversary of D-Day. Instead of returning to America right after, they stayed in France and the Macrons hosted them for a more lowkey state visit. There was a state dinner and Dr. Biden and Madame Macron did some events together this weekend.

First, let’s talk about the state dinner! Dr. Biden wore a custom Schiaparelli gown in blue velvet with a white satin sash and train. Someone argued that the sash was unnecessary, but that’s bizarre – it just would have been a plain velvet dress? I’m actually surprised that Sciaparelli made something so normal and conservative for the American First Lady, but I do like the sash and I appreciate that Dr. Biden wore French couture. I always think Jill has snazzy style, honestly. I haven’t seen an ID on Madame Macron’s dress but I honestly like her style too. Everything looks appropriately tailored, she favors streamlined, clean looks.

Dr. Biden also wore a white Schiaparelli dress for her daytime events with Brigitte Macron. As you can see, Jill and Brigitte are quite friendly, so much so that they think nothing of holding each other’s hands and showing genuine warmth. Was this a subtle-yet-pointed gesture towards Queen Camilla, who refused to hold Madame Macron’s hand at the British Normandy Memorial? Hm.

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  1. emmlo says:

    Dr. Jill looks lovely!

    • seaflower says:

      So elegant.

    • Lolo86lf says:

      Yes Dr. Jill Biden looks lovely and regal. I just love her for doing a wonderful job as first lady. The budget that presidents and monarchs have for wardrobe alone is stounding.

      • Cindy says:

        I read a book by Laura Bush who said that there is no allowance for wardrobe for the first family. They buy all their own clothes, food for regular meals, not state dinners, and pay for hair stylists, make up,etc out of their own pockets. So, apparently, no one gets rich being the president of the US.

      • Little Red says:

        The wealth usually comes after they leave the WH. But while living there, they pay for their living expenses with their own money. Now, the designers likely cut them a break since having the FLOTUS wearing one of your designs is worth lot more in publicity than any ad campaign. But they do have to pay for their own clothes unlike the BRF.

    • s808 says:

      Agree, she looks very elegant!

    • acha says:

      those two are chic gracefully aging goals, definitely!

    • Traveller says:

      She looks especially beautiful in this dress.

    • TRex says:

      Absolutely! I think she looks gorgeous in this gown – Sash and all!
      I’m also loving he vibe between her and Madam Macron.

  2. Visa Diva says:

    Schiaparelli has an American designer so this is perfect diplomatic dressing.

    • Shoesies says:

      These were perfect for the event being held that evening.

      Someone should put KP on notice – this is what diplomatic quiet power operates. Notice we are not discussing anything the men did. Wonder why? What are they hiding?

  3. Harla A Brazen Hussy says:

    I like the white sash on her evening gown, it really highlights her fabulous figure.

    • Bettyrose says:

      I saw her in person at a speaking event last year and she is breathtaking in person. I don’t expect an intelligent accomplished woman to also be conventionally attractive, that’s a lot of pressure, but she is just naturally very pretty.

    • I love it too! A gorgeous color blue on her and the sash is stunning. Can’t imagine why someone would suggest it doesn’t need the sash.

      Dr. Jill is so beautiful.

    • SarahCS says:

      I love the sash/dress combo. Formal and dramatic, perfect for the event. She looks amazing.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        +1000 Dr. Jill Biden looks amazing and is a natural at these things. Dr. Jill managed to make everyone look better. Seriously, Joe must be like, “I’m the President of the USA and my wife is hot, intelligent and empathetic.”. Hmmmm, reminds me of another couple that lives in Montecito.

  4. I really love the dress and she looked great in it. I thought it was lovely that Jill and Brigitte held hands.

  5. girl_ninja says:

    Ughhh…the Doc First Lady looked GOODt. I really loved this blue! And First LAdy Marcon looked nice as well. She just gives me the yik knowing her past with President Macron.

    • Bettyrose says:

      She’s a genuinely lovely person who pulls this off effortlessly. She’s a well educated woman with her own career and no absurd allegiances to archaic protocols.

    • TheHufflepuffLizLemon says:

      I am glad I’m not the only person who gets the ick every time I see Bridgette Macron. She was 40, he was 15. I have a 13 year old son. I can tell you they would never find the body if a teacher pursued him. It’s worse to me than ATJ and Sam Taylor-Johnson, and that is finally being treated with the ick it deserves.

      • Emme says:

        💯 agree.

      • Giddy says:

        Years ago , when my oldest son was in high school, he worked at a local coffee house that is very popular in the evening. A woman began coming in and purposely ignoring an empty line next to him, and waiting to have him check her out. She flirted with him, then one night she slipped him her phone number. He said to her, how old do you think I am? She replied that he was “old enough” . He then told her “Ma’am, I’m 16!” She never came back. That’s good…possibly kept me from being charged with assault!

  6. Truthiness says:

    I like the dress but I LOVE the hand holding. Camilla who?

  7. Jks says:

    I love, love, love that sash.
    Both ladies have great legs!

  8. Kirsten says:

    I love the dress and the sash – she looks amazing!

  9. Jan says:

    I now realize why Cowmilla was pissed at Brigitte, on her last visit, Cowmilla did look terrible trying to play table tennis.

  10. Mina_Esq says:

    Dr Jill really does have snazzy style. I still remember how conservative media lost their mind when she wore patterned nylons lol Anyway, I think Mrs Macron mostly wears Louis Vuitton so I wouldn’t be surprised if her dress is LV.

  11. sevenblue says:

    OMG, I just remembered Macron’s bromance with Trump. They were holding hands A LOT when he visited White House, do you guys remember?? I guess, Macrons really like hand holding as a part of diplomacy.


    • Lau says:

      Macron is an opportunist, he’ll hold anybody’s hand because he thinks it makes him look good. It doesn’t.

    • Parsley says:

      Omg, good catch, @Sevenblue, handholding diplomacy for the win, M. et Mme. Macron!

  12. Agnes says:

    She’s so adorable, and really good at trolling. I love the picture making the rounds of Brigitte Macron and Jill holding hands and giggling, like they know they’re rubbing Camilla’s face in it.

  13. Jais says:

    Love them holding hands. I’m gonna imagine they were being petty and shading Camilla even if that’s not what they were actually doing. Camilla went out around gossiping about Jill’s husband, so even if it wasn’t intended to shade Camilla, it’s funny. Camilla is such a graceless person.

    • Linds says:

      I love Dr. Jill, but I definitely think if you mess with Joe (or any of her family), she’ll come for you. Horseface was crude about Joe’s last visit and Jilly doesn’t forget! They were 100% trolling her.
      She looked amazing!

  14. Proud Mary says:

    Love it! BTW, Its not a crime for world leaders to hold their spouse’s hand?

  15. Becks1 says:

    I love Dr. Jill’s dress!! That sash is everything.

  16. Libra says:

    I love this blue velvet on her. Very flattering and would be a great inaugural ball gown.

  17. Maxine Branch says:

    Both ladies looked lovely. Love Dr. Biden’s gown.

  18. Jackson says:

    Wow. I love both her looks and they look great on her as well.

  19. Honey says:

    Amazing blue dress on Dr. Biden. Looks very French to me.

  20. Shawna says:

    I usually don’t like anything connected with the words “custom Schiaparelli.” For anyone who needs a good read who also enjoys a Schiaparelli motif, try Muriel Spark’s _The Girls of Slender Means_. It’s like a catty sorority house movie, but it’s a novel set in bombed-out 1940s London.

    Her makeup is gorgeous too. Dr. Jill looks wonderful!

    • Agnes says:

      I used to love Muriel Sparks, but haven’t read this one. Thanks for the recommendation! Sounds perfect.

      • Berkeleyfarm says:

        At least one of my mom’s “women’s magazines” used to include works of fiction in their entirety in some issues. I remember reading this in that format. I’m sure it would have been in the 70s after the movie of “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” was popular.

        I’d forgotten the title and the author but was actually able to dredge it up with a directed Google search by looking for Joanna, the vicar’s daughter. (I was about to hit “what was that book” or whatever the group is called in Reddit.)

      • Agnes says:

        @Berkeleyfarm, I just bought an old paperback version (best covers!) on eBay and it was first published in 1963. I remember seeing vintage Ladies Home Journals with complete works, as you say. The pages were HUGE and the print was tiny, so they fit a lot of words in, and still had room for ads: Ayds Weight-Loss fudge and girdles.

      • Lucky Charm says:

        Weight loss FUDGE?!?! 😂🤦‍♀️
        NGL though, I would totally try that, lol.

  21. Amy Bee says:

    Both women are very stylish. I loved that they held hands, no doubt they were showing up Camilla. I suspect Camilla has been cold to Jill as well.

    • T says:

      Does anyone else see a passing resemblance between Jill Biden and Marlee Matlin? Every time I see a photo tab of Jill on a news story, I automatically think it’s Marlee. Both gorgeous women.

  22. JustBitchy says:

    Jill looks gorgeous.

    I read that she actually flew to the US for one day of the trial then flew right back. That’s two round trips to France in like 3.5 days.

  23. Janice Hill says:

    I think the sash is a great way to connect visually with the white train in back. Without it, I don’t thing the blue velvet and white satin would look as good together.

  24. Elle says:

    I love everything about the dress (style, color) except the velvet. It seems off season to me.

  25. Lemons says:

    Brigitte’s Louis Vuitton daytime ensemble is killing me. The lined LV monogrammed fabric of her coat is just perfection.

  26. Little Red says:

    I haven’t heard any identification on the light pink dress Dr. Jill was wearing but she was rocking her Dior J’Adore slingbacks and Lady Dior purse earlier in the day.

  27. Grant says:

    Very pretty. She looks lovely, as usual! As does Mdm. Macron. I’m dead over that gorgeous LV lining on her blazer.

  28. swaz says:

    I loved Dr. Jill’s dress from the moment I saw her, absolutely lovely.

  29. lucy2 says:

    Dr. Biden’s gown is lovely. Elegant and sophisticated.

  30. Localady says:


    loving the hand holding 🤝 friends

  31. Lindsay says:

    Schiaparelli! 🗣️

    I’m sure Jill didn’t bark out the designer’s name when asked what she was wearing like you know who..

  32. Lightpurple says:

    Dr Jill’s dress is the epitome of diplomacy theme dressing. The colors represent the French fleur de lis.

    And she looks stunning.

  33. BeanieBean says:

    Jeepers, Kaiser, did you not see the giant buttons down the side of Mme. Macron’s gown??

  34. Laura says:

    It’s neat that Jill can add Dr. to her name as a result of receiving a doctorate in Education, AND she was 55 when she did it! 🙂