Vanity Fair went to Paris to profile Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, the French First Lady, and in the process managed to drain much of the fun out of the famed seductress. According to the magazine, Bruni-Sarkozy is now studiously applying herself to looking and acting her new part, even carefully defending monogamy, saying she is busy “learning the code” of being in the public eye as a politician’s wife. “When you are a songwriter and you say, ‘I like polyandry, ha, ha, ha,’ it is written down and it doesn’t matter,” says the former supermodel, “But if you’re a First Lady and you say, ‘I like Coca-Cola Light,’ it’s a drama. I have to pay attention to every detail, and that is very new for me.”
If you’re nostalgic for the more colorful Carla of years past, check out our take on her rise to the world’s stage.