Around the world, leaders' spouses are guarantors of glamour. But some also stand out for eccentricity or dedication. As Brigitte Macron moves into the Elysee Palace, DW looks at legendary first ladies - old and new.
When Emmanuel Macron is sworn in as president of France on Sunday, Brigitte Macron will become the next first lady. Twenty-four years his senior, Brigitte first met the future president when he was a high school student in her drama club.
Click through the gallery above for a closer look at Brigitte Macron, along with other first ladies and royal spouses from around the world who have supported powerful people and become legends themselves.
And watch the video below for more on Emmanuel Macron and his successful campaign.