On Friday, May 8, the familiar daily government press briefing was turned upside down, taking place exceptionally in Montreal. It was National Public Health Director Dr. Horacio Arruda who led the conference to take stock of the situation in the metropolis. But it wasn't just the new meeting place that caught viewers' attention.\nThe good doctor's suspenders stole the show.\nAccompanied by the Mayor of Montreal, Valérie Plante, the Regional Public Health Director, Dr. Mylène Drouin, and the Minister Responsible for the Metropolis, Chantal Rouleau, Dr. Arruda appeared before the media to announce a new aspect of his plan to expand testing.\nEveryone respected the two-meter rule established by public health and wore a mask when that wasn't possible.\nBut it seems all eyes were on the suspenders.\nSince the beginning of the crisis, Quebecers have noticed that the National Public Health Director has often changed his style, opting for different glasses, pins, and even haircuts.\nBut this time, he really switched things up.\nThe bold choice did not go unnoticed.\nIt didn't take long for it to become the topic of the hour on social media.\n@ArrudaHoracio Pas de veston/cravate pour Montréal. Seulement pour Québec ? 😉😉😉— pierre denis (@pierred60002577) May 8, 2020\nTranslation: No vest/tie for Montreal. Only for Quebec City?\n@ArrudaHoracio Je trouve que vous et Larry King vous vous ressemblez :) pic.twitter.com/ZWaHVESjJC— J3FF (@jf_boily) May 8, 2020\nTranslation: I think that you and Larry King look alike :)\nOh my, Dr. Arruda, des bretelles?— Olivier Bouchard (@oli_bou) May 8, 2020\nTranslation: Oh my, Dr. Arruda, suspenders?\nRemerciements du jour: les bretelles de monsieur Arruda.— MC Gilles (@mcgilles) May 8, 2020\nTranslation: Thanks of the day: Mr. Arruda's suspenders.\nHoracio Arruda? Ovila Pronovost? À qui ça va le mieux? pic.twitter.com/VHa8tHw6o5— Sean English (@Sean_English) May 8, 2020\nTranslation: Horacio Arruda? Ovila Pronovost? Who wore it better?\n@ArrudaHoracio j'adore votre kit bretelles chemise rayée 😍🥰 bon point de presse aujourd'hui 👏🏼— ٠ ֆǿƤђɨą Ṃℰղɗℰֆ ٠·˙ 😷 ٠•●♥ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♥●•٠·˙ (@SophiaLaBonita) May 8, 2020\nTranslation: I love your suspenders and striped shirt! Good press conference today!\nHoracio\n \n notre héros | Facebook\n"The Horacio fashion icon is back!"\nThis isn't the first time the doctor's fashion has inspired the population.\nSeveral Quebec companies have even created products bearing his image.\n🔥LA C'EST VRAI!🔥\n 🥧 🥧 🥧 🥧 🥧 🥧 🥧\nÀ LA DEMANDE GÉNÉRALE, \nDESSINÉ PAR l'...Posted by Undz on Sunday, March 22, 2020\nHoracio Arruda will be back with Premier François Legault next week to provide an update on the situation of COVID-19 in Quebec.\nThis article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.