Proving that age really is just a number, ex-catwalker and former First Lady of France, Carla Bruni Sarkozy, is returning to the modeling world as the new face of Bulgari’s haute joaillerie campaign!
The 45-year-old ex-supermodel has reportedly shot her ‘comeback campaign’ in Rome this week with photographer-of-the-moment Terry Richardson, placing her among the ranks of previous brand ambassadors Julianne Moore, Rachel Weisz and Isabella Rossellini. Few other details have been released as of yet, but if the rumors are true, we can expect to see Carla’s lovely bijioux work when the campaign hits in the second half of this year.
Since leaving the Elysee Palace last year, Carla has slowly been making her way back into the fashion limelight, guest-editing a spectacular model-infused issue of Paris Vogue, re-launching her renowned music career and posing for the cover of French Elle. Of course, none of those accolades hold a candle to Carla’s inspiring heyday, during which the Italian-born beauty rose the ranks of the modeling world by walking the runway for Chanel, Yves Saint Lauren, Givenchy and Christian Dior among many others. By the mid-1990s, Carla had become one of the 20 highest paid catwalkers in the biz, not to mention one of the most stylish First Ladies in France’s history.
And if today’s gaggle of hard working supers best-represented by the likes of Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Stephanie Seymour, are any indication of the road that lies ahead for Carla, it’s safe to say that Bulgari will be the first of many fashionable stops for the returning supermodel!