German Federal Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, of the Green Party, employs a personal stylist costing taxpayers €7,500 every month — an enormous amount of money to be spending when Germany is facing an energy and inflation crisis.
According to the report from Bild newspaper, makeup artist Claude Frommen has been working for the politician for four years.
“Ms. Frommen takes care of Foreign Minister Baerbock’s makeup and hairstyling during picture and television appointments,” a foreign ministry spokesperson stated. The stylist also travels with Baerbock abroad.
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The Ministry notes that it has a duty to “inform the citizens transparently about their work and appointments”
Baerbock is not her only client. Frommen is a renowned makeup artist from Berlin whose clients include executives from politics, the media, and business. On her website, Frommen lists the Green Party among her clients, in addition to film productions and photo studios.
“Years of traveling all over the world have shaped the way I think and feel,” her website reads.
Previously, Economic Minister Robert Habeck, also a prominent member of the Green Party, was criticized for being vain when the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology placed an ad offering €100,000 a year to recruit a private photographer for Habeck.