Paris Match: Carla Bruni and Nicolas Sarkozy

Just months after his May 2007 election, French president Nicolas Sarkozy faced growing criticism over his stalled reforms, flashy style, and stormy divorce. The last straw should have been his whirlwind remarriage, to an Italian heiress, ex-model, and singer who had past liaisons with Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton, among others, and nude photos all over the Internet. But the lady in question, Carla Bruni, is proving an unexpected asset. At the Élysée Palace, Maureen Orth encounters a pair of romantic predators who appear to have met their matches.

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Behind the Mask: Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld is couture’s undisputed philosopher prince. He saved Chanel and made it the most sought-after line in the world, revived Chloé and Fendi, and launched his own KL. But has his personal loss changed the meaning of success?

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