Justin Trudeau Wears Chewbacca Socks at High-Profile Conferences, Because of Course He Does

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Aside from being a generally dreamy feminist who likes to randomly kayak up to fellow Canadians, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is also known for wearing fantastic socks. And this week, during the United Nations General Assembly, Canada's leader rocked socks featuring Chewbacca from Star Wars.

Trudeau was photographed wearing the socks at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum, chatting alongside Christine Lagarde, managing director of the IMF, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, and the CEOs of Blackrock and Blackstone.

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Justin Trudeau's Chewbacca socks

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And he also wore them during a discussion with Melinda Gates at Goalkeepers 2017.

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Twitter had a field day, which was the entire point, so kudos to the PR team for the prime minister. This wasn't even the first time he wore Star Wars socks; he celebrated Star Wars Day (May the Fourth be with you) with a different pair.

But at least one person was not having it. William Shatner, thinking Trudeau was a Star Trek loyalist, was dismayed by the fashion betrayal:

As prime minister, sometimes you have to make tough decisions. So, Trudeau, what's it going to be: Team Star Wars or Team Star Trek?

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Megan Friedman

Megan Friedman is the former managing editor of the Newsroom at Hearst. She's worked at NBC and Time, and is a graduate of Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism.