Former First Lady Carla Bruni looked stylish as she arrived at the Cannes Film Festival in southern France on Tuesday.
The model and singer, 53, who married former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, 66, in 2008, looked up in a blue and silver gown as she attended the opening ceremony of the 74th festival, which kicked off with the premiere of Annette. .
The Italian-born Carla usually looks elegant in the one-shoulder Celine skirt, which features a embellished fabric that covers one sleeve and runs down the back.
Carla, whose floor-length skirt features a thigh-high slit that draws attention to her slender pins, paired her glamorous ensemble with silver high heels and a dainty clutch bag.
Former French First Lady Carla Bruni, 53, wears a decorated blue dress while attending the Cannes Film Festival in southern France on Tuesday
Models and singers attend the opening ceremony of the 74th festival, which begins with the premiere of Annette
The wife of Nicholas Sarkozy, who was president between 2007-2012, kept her accessories to a minimum – adding only a silver bracelet to make sure her stunning gown spoke up.
The couple share a daughter Giulia, eight, while Carla has a son, Aurélien Enthoven, 19, from a previous relationship.
Carla opted for a fresh make-up look and let her chestnut locks fall over her shoulders in loose waves.
French filmmaker Leos Carax is leading the way with his first feature film since the critically acclaimed 2012 film Holy Motors for a new musical.
The wife of Nicholas Sarkozy opted for a one-shoulder dress, which featured dazzling fabric embellishments that covered one arm and flowed down the back.
Annette is Carax’s English debut and the film features music from the band Sparks.
The Sparks Brothers members Ron Mael and Russell Mael wrote this original story and the music for the film, was chosen as the Opening Night selection.
Earlier today, Marion Cotillard and Adam Driver posed together at the Cannes Film Festival during a photo shoot for the upcoming film.
Marion discussed the strange sex scenes the couple had while filming for their roles as husband and wife, which involved some unusual singing while in a bedroom situation.
He said: ‘In most classical musicals, you record your song first and then you do the screening on set. But there, Leo wants everything to really come to life.
‘It adds to the complexity of the set: we find ourselves singing in very complicated positions, performing back crawls or imitating cunnilingus; acrobatic positions that technically modify your song [the way you sing].
The floor-length skirt features a bold thigh-high slit that draws attention to Carla’s slender pins as she climbs the red carpet.
‘But that’s the effect Leo is looking for: he wants the voices to be altered, thwarted, by the real thing. [situation].’
Marion was intrigued by Carax’s vision because the musical – which tells the story of the titular young girl born with special talents – is the first she remembers where the characters have sex.
He said: ‘Strangely we never see anyone making love or doing trivial things in a musical comedy.’
The film will be released in theaters on August 6, before debuting on the Amazon Prime Video streaming service on August 20.
The wife of Nicholas Sarkozy, who was president between 2007-2012, added a pair of silver heels and a dainty clutch to complete the embellished number.
She kept her accessories minimal and let her skirt do the talking, only adding a silver bracelet to her look as she beamed into the camera.