Fashion

A Look Back at Margaret Thatcher’s Debatable Style Choices

Fashion

A Look Back at Margaret Thatcher’s Debatable Style Choices

Thatcher wearing a European flag jumper to attend a pro-market rally, 1975.
Thatcher in her go-to accessory, the pussy bow, with the 1979 edition of the Conservative Manifesto.
A floppy hatted Thatcher at the White House with Jimmy Carter, Christmas 1979.
Red Alert: Thatcher in a button-front red dress and pearls while on an official visit to China, 1982.
Thatcher in velvet, meeting protest designer Katherine Hamnett, 1984.
What would Diana Vreeland think? Alluring in pink with Ronald Reagan during his inaugural ball at the White House, 1984.
Colonial militancy: Thatcher rides a tank looking triumphant in white, 1986.
Thatcher check-matching with Ronald Reagan. Thatcher's Asprey handbag, pictured here, sold for £25,000 pounds at auction.
Her signature royal blue, 1988.
All-over-print Thatcher: Meeting designer Zandra Rhodes in London, 1988.
All in the accessories: Thatcher in 2012.
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Few were ever short for words when it came to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who died this morning at the age of 87. She was an object of vitriol for leftist thinkers and a principled pillar to conservatives. An iron lady in a man’s game, her appearance was often a sight for scrutiny. Here’s a look back at some of the controversial figure’s more debatable style choices.