France: Carla Bruni-Sarkozy as guest-editor of “Madame Figaro”

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Carla Bruni-Sarkozy confirmed her status as first lady of French fashion with a guest-editing stint at Madame Figaro magazine (magazine supplement distributed for free with the French conservative daily Le Figaro on Saturday's), which asked designers including Karl Lagerfeld and Jean-Paul Gaultier to sketch one-off outfits for the former model.

The last issue of Madame Figaro, which hit newsstands last Saturday (March 27th), was entirely edited by the "Premère Dame" (First Lady) and featured an interview in which Bruni-Sarkozy addresses recent rumors regarding her 2-year marriage with French President Nicolas Sarkozy.  “Rumors have always existed. But I despise those that stem from a blog and that are written by people calling themselves Mickey or Superman,” she says in the issue. “I also despise so-called journalists who use blogs as a credible source of information.”

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Bruni-Sarkozy, who also has a successful career as a singer in the 90's, took advantage of her temporary editor-in-chief position to commission features about some of her favorite things: her charity foundation against AIDS, U2 front man Bono and her close friends Farida Khelfa and Marine Delterme, who appear in a photo shoot lensed by Ellen von Unwerth.

More info and videos in French on Madame Figaro's dedicated website.

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