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Carla dons wig for private Paris escapades

Clea Caulcutt · 6 Apr 2012, 12:30

Published: 06 Apr 2012 13:09 GMT+02:00
Updated: 06 Apr 2012 12:30 GMT+02:00

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France’s first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has admitted to disguising herself to travel incognito in Paris. 

"With a wig nobody recognises me in the metro," says former model and first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy in an interview with the weekly Le Nouvel Observateur. "Recently, my handbag was even searched in the museum of the Navy." 

"Fame isn’t difficult to bear because I like to disguise myself literally and figuratively," says Bruni-Sarkozy. 

In a recent interview, the glamorous first lady admitted to rather unusual habits to escape the formality of the Elysée Palace such as wearing a wig.

Bruni-Sarkozy says her way of life is eccentric compared to previous first ladies, such as Claude Pompidou, a philantropist and first lady in the 70s. 

"Next to Madame Pompidou, I’m Lady Gaga!" she said. 

Bruni-Sarkozy has been criticised for being out of touch with common people at a time when the French are suffering from a deep economic crisis. 

As well as being a former model known for her flings with celebrities including Mick Jagger,  Bruni-Sarkozy is also an Italian heiress and a singer.

Clea Caulcutt (news.france@thelocal.com)

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