Though Nicolas Sarkozy is no longer the president of France, his wife Carla Bruni is still around. The former supermodel (and pal of Emmanuelle Alt) just landed the cover of the December/January issue of Vogue Paris.
The cover, shot by Mert & Marcus, features Bruni looking decidedly casual--and not very political wife-y--in a denim top (which perfectly accents her piercing blue eyes), natural makeup, and loose hair. It's a classic Alt cover--a simple close-up shot with no elaborate styling.
You can also expect a look back at Bruni's modeling heydey of the 1990's (Who isn't looking back fondly at this decade lately?), when she is "reunited" with 90s supes Christy Turlington, Helena Christensen, and Yasmin Le Bon in the issue. Bruni, in a nod to her Italian heritage, also worked with Italian chef Massimo Mori on a special recipe for a "luxe risotto" which will appear in the issue. Of course she did.
While the interview isn't available online yet, the Daily Mail somehow got a peek and is reporting that Bruni told the glossy, "I'm not at all an active feminist. On the contrary, I'm a bourgeois. I love family life, I love doing the same thing every day." This comment comes a few weeks after she recommended that Valérie Trierweiler (the current "first girlfriend" of France), marry the President. But lest you think Bruni has gone way right wing, she told Vogue that she supports gay marriage and adoption, unlike her conservative husband.
The issue hits newsstands on December 3. Nineties supers and fancy carbs? We're totally buying this issue.
UPDATE: Well, here's one more reason to pick up Vogue Paris this December: Bruni doesn't just cover the issue, she guest edits it, per WWD. It includes two editorials of Bruni, plus articles about her friends Farida Khelfa, Emmanuelle Seigner and Marpessa Hennink.