With her "simple elegance", Carla Sarkozy did exactly the right thing in her first big foreign outing when she accompanied her French President husband to London Wednesday. ( dpa )
That, at least, was the verdict of British fashion commentators on the black-belted simple grey woollen coat and matching cap the 40- year-old former model and singer chose for her arrival.
They said the outfit, which acording to French delegation sources came from the house of Dior, was exactly right for someone meant to stay in the background and leave the stage to her husband.
She also left the stage for her British hostesses. Queen Elizabeth sported a pale pink coat and elaborately feathered hat, while the Prince Charles' wife Camilla sported a leopardskin-patterned hat.