gallery Rise of the Blue Power Ties
Now that the president’s wearing powder blue, everyone from Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev are ditching their red ties in favor of a lighter shade. VIEW OUR GALLERY of true blue ties.
Former Vice President Al Gore speaks at the The former Vice President wears sky blue to the International CTIA Wireless show in Las Vegas, Friday, April 3, 2009.
Brian Zak / Sipa / AP Photo Tony Blair
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair highlights his eyes at a press conference about the Palestinian Donor Conference at United Nations Headquarters last fall.
J. Scott Applewhite / AP Photo Ben Bernanke
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke wears blue polka-dots at the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue with China's Vice Premier Wang Qishan on July 27, 2009.
Vice President Joe Biden speaks to fellow Democrats at the Jefferson Jackson Dinner, Saturday Nov. 21, 2009 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Statia Photography / Getty Images Mike Bloomberg
Mayor Michael Bloomberg attends the dedication and opening of the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute on September 14, 2009 in New York City.
Even former Vice President Dick Cheney, got in on the act, wearing blue to a campaign speech in Houston by U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, in November.
Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP Photo George W. Bush
Former Pres. George W. Bush delivers his farewell address to the nation, from the East Room of the White House on Jan. 15, 2009.
Henny Ray Abrams / AP Photo Bill Clinton
Former Pres. Bill Clinton goes for sparkly neckwear at Glamour magazine's 2009 Women of the Year awards on Nov. 9, 2009.
J. Scott Applewhite / AP Photo Timothy Geithner
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner meets with Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd at the Treasury Department on Nov. 30, 2009.
Chris Hondros / Getty Images Rudy Giuliani
Former New York mayor and presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani jogs it out after an economic speech on July 30, 2009 in New York City.
Mandel Ngan / AFP / Getty Images John Kerry
Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt shakes hands with Senator John Kerry before a meeting with the Foreign Relations Committee on November 3.
Laura Rauch / Getty Images John McCain
Republican presidential candidate John McCain wears blue at an energy policy speech in Nevada on June 25, 2008.
Dmitry Astakhov / AP Photo Dmitry Medvedev
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev chooses cobalt for a press conference during the G-20 summit in Pittsburgh in Sept.
Jim McIsaac / Getty Images Colin Powell
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and his pals wear blue to the Islanders-Flyers on November 11, 2008 at Nassau Coliseum in New York.
Former secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge gets pointy in periwinkle at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn.
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd looks breezy, arriving at Parliament House in Canberra on Oct. 30.
Justin Sullivan / Getty Images Arnold Schwarzenegger
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger laughs during a bill signing ceremony at the Santa Clara Water District offices November 10, 2009 in San Jose, California.
Barack Obama and Vladamir Putin
President Obama perfected the blue-tie look. Here, he speaks with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin during their meeting in Putin's Novo-Ogaryovo residence, outside Moscow, Tuesday, in July.
Barack Obama and Gordon Brown
President Obama and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown both went with understated blues at the White House in Washington in March.
Yukio Hatoyama and Alan Garcia
Peruvian President Alan Garcia, left, shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama prior to their meeting at Hatoyama's official residence in Tokyo, in November.