ICON | Margaret Trudeau


Image of the former spouse of Canada's Prime Minister on the back flap of Margaret Trudeau by Arthur Johnson, 1977; photo of Trudeau at Studio 54 by Ron Galella, 1978.

"I want to be more than a rose in my husband's lapel." —Margaret Trudeau

Thanks Marieke.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I loved margaret trudeau I was 17 at the time and she was just such a refreshing inspiration , I can't believe I'd forgotten about her till i saw this.

eurekapaprika said...

She's a pretty iconic gal! And thanks for the shoutout :) :)

Lizzie said...

You got it! Thanks for the suggestion. She's really interesting and I hadn't really known anything about her.

Anonymous said...

There's even a song about her...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxhDite_Feo

Maureen said...

Respect for this, but note: in Canada, the spouse of the Prime Minister is never casually nor officially referred to as "the First Lady". There is no such political role.

Lizzie said...

Oh good to know, is there any signifying title in Canada for the Prime Minister's spouse?

Catherine said...

There's no official title for the spouse of a PM; the "role" isn't the same as in the US. I kind of like that the spouses are not expected to take on some official role they may not want or be suited for just because the person they're married to landed the job of PM.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spouse_of_the_Prime_Minister_of_Canada

Lizzie said...

I do like that as well. Change has been made. Thanks!

Concrete Jungle said...

She was NO TOMBOY!

Anonymous said...

Love her. Thanks for the post.

Annzwsf said...

She was NO TOMBOY!