Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has confirmed her status as first lady of French fashion with a guest-editing stint at Madame Figaro magazine, which asked designers including Karl Lagerfeld and Jean Paul Gaultier to sketch one-off outfits for the former model.


This story first appeared in the March 29, 2010 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

The weekly, which hits newsstands on Saturday, features an interview in which Bruni-Sarkozy addresses recent rumors regarding her 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.”


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

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