... having a career in music. She was rich and cultivated; and as heiress to an Italian tire manufacturing fortune, she did not need to work.
Carla’s beauty is singular. Her enigmatic and mysterious face is unique. It has even been said that her perfect facial structure bears a remarkable resemblance to the famous sculpture of Nefertiti.
At 19, Carla Bruni signed with City Models and her career began. Her career took on new speed when Paul Marciano, the President and Creative Director of GUESS? Inc., came across her picture in among a stack of composite cards of aspiring models. Thanks to him, she soon found herself modelling with Estelle Hallyday in ad campaigns for Guess? Jeans.
She hit the European runways and worked for the biggest of designers and fashion houses including Christian Dior, Paco Rabanne, Sonia Rykiel, Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld, John Galliano, Yves Saint-Laurent, Chanel, Versace, etc. ...