On a trip to China and India with Gordon Brown, she waited until the final day to step out in an elegant outfit commissioned for the occasion from a British-Indian designer. She wore a kurta, a traditional long Indian tunic, with an embroidered design in pastel green and white, with pale green pyjama trousers and a light purple pashmina thrown over one shoulder...
Mrs Brown, usually a byword for the type of smart but understated wardrobe favoured by Middle England women of her background, drew approving glances from her Indian hosts as she accompanied her husband to the presidential palace in Delhi for a formal welcoming reception, and afterwards to lay a wreath at a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.
22 January 2008
Good for Mrs B
The Times reports: