For her inaugural state visit to London as the First Lady of France, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy arrived at Heathrow top-to-toe in Christian Dior. In keeping with her husband Nicholas Sarkozy's political intentions in the UK, her choice of outfits during the visit - all by British designer John Galliano for French fashion house Dior - were a symbol of the union between the two countries.
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, in a grey coat and pillbox hat by Christian Dior, stepped off the plane at Heathrow with husband Nicholas Sarkozy, President of France.
The ex-supermodel, a feature on the YSL, Chanel and Versace catwalks in the Nineties, met with John Galliano several times over the last few months to work on the state visit wardrobe.
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy wears two of this season's colours, grey and vibrant purple, with Tod's Degas ballerinas and Dior's newest handbag, The Babe.
In a floor-length strapless burgundy gown and stole by Galliano for Dior and Chaumet jewels, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy looked the picture of elegance at a state dinner.
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy in the three row necklace with matching earrings from Chaumet's Frise Collection.
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