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Carla in India: Like her style?

Last updated on: December 6, 2010 16:31 IST

Carla in India: Like her style?

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We've all had our eye on Carla Bruni's wardrobe as she accompanies her husband on an official visit to India. Which do you think is her best look so far? Take a look and vote for your favourite!

Known to be one of the most fashion-conscious first ladies (and Michelle Obama's main competitor in the style department), Carla Bruni's choices of outfit have naturally come under scrutiny during her Indian sojourn.

The ex-model and wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy has kept things decidedly upmarket, with designer togs and classic French labels.

She stepped into Bangalore wearing a fitted Dior shift dress and matching scalloped cardigan in beige.

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Image: Carla Bruni steps off the French Presidential aircraft in Bangalore, December 4, 2010
Photographs: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters
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Chic shirtdress

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For her visit to the Indian Space Research Organisation that same day, the statuesque stunner donned a black button-down shirtdress to show off her slim figure -- and it also had a daring thigh-high slit up the front!

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Image: Carla leaves a meeting at the ISRO satellite centre in Bangalore, December 4
Photographs: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters
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Casual cover-up

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On December 5, the President and Carla paid a visit to the grave of Sufi saint Salim Chishti, the Fatehpur Sikri dargah. Aware of locals' religious sentiments, Carla left her skirts behind and opted for a pair of casual cotton pants, worn with a shirt. She also used a wine-coloured shawl to respectfully cover her head.

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Image: President Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla visit the Fatehpur Sikri dargah, December 5
Photographs: Brijesh Singh/Reuters
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Demure cocktail

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For dinner with our PM, Carla was back to her cocktail best in a little black dress and kitten heels.

It's good she didn't opt for stilettos, because the French First Lady seems to be towering over both Singhji and her husband! At 5'9", she's a good four inches taller than Sarkozy -- which, incidentally, was the same difference in height between Nicole Kidman and ex-hubby Tom Cruise.

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Image: President Sarkozy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Carla prior to a dinner at the Prime Minister's residence in New Delhi, December 5
Photographs: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters
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Pretty in pants

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Yesterday, the French First Lady ventured out on her own, to visit HIV positive mothers and healthcare workers at New Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital. She looked as attractive as ever but her outfit, a blue pantsuit, was suitably understated.

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Image: Carla visits a hospital in New Delhi, December 6
Photographs: Christophe Ena/Pool New/Reuters
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Gorgeous in grey

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Last evening, she was decked out in a feminine grey number accentuated with a becoming blue satin clutch to attended a gathering of the French community in New Delhi.

President Sarkozy gave a speech, but most likely all eyes were on his lovely wife as she stood beside him!

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Image: Carla listens to President Sarkozy deliver a speech to the French community in New Delhi, December 6
Photographs: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters
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Sober style

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Carla accompanied President Sarkozy to Mumbai this morning, where they attended a tribute to the victims of the 2008 terror attacks. Once again her wardrobe met the purpose of the occasion -- she successfully pulled off a de-glam but fresh look in a ruffled shirt, pants and ballet flats.

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Image: Carla attends a ceremony in tribute to the victims of the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, December 7
Photographs: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters
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Cast your vote!

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So which of Carla's outfits so far has made the maximum impact? Take the poll below and let us know!


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