The first lady of France Carla Bruni stepped out to celebrate Bastille Day on Monday with her husband Nicolas Sarkozy. She wore two outfits, firstly a violet dress with a cropped jacket and then later she changed in to a navy silk dress both by Dior by John Galliano. She made contacts with fashion houses during her twelve year modeling career. In a recent interview with The Times she explained how her career began at just 19. “I just brought my underground Metro pass to an agency – it was the only photograph I had. They took me.”
To find out what Carla made of the English
She also discussed her state visit to England in March, "I must tell you that I adore the British, because they’re eccentric, they’re very traditional and at the same time they’re very original." She was also asked about the comparisons between her and Sarah Brown.
“Sarah is a very elegant person; her style is classic. I’d prepared myself to go to London; I wanted to honour Britain and France. I was the outsider going into Sarah’s world, so she could dress normally. And Sarah hasn’t done 12 years of modelling like me, so she doesn’t go looking for clothes like I do.”
She has caused a slight uproar with British men by commenting on their unusual style of dress.
“I like the British very much because they accept their femininity. I adore Monty Python. I adore this thing that comes from the theatre of centuries ago, of Shakespeare, where the roles of women were all played by men. I think this idea of dressing up as a woman is great fun. A Frenchman or an Italian would never do this.”
So are we safe to assume that Carla is a fan of Little Britain too? Who wants to tell her that Monty Python isn't a show based on reality?!