When Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and Michelle Obama met on Friday in France, they were a study in contrasts: the French first lady sported a gray Dior coat while Obama opted for a brightly colored Thakoon ensemble. But in their everyday lives, the stylish first ladies share one sartorial signature item: a preference for flat footwear.
Granted, both women already stand tall: Michelle Obama is 5'11" while Bruni-Sarkozy, a former model, is said to be 5'9". President Barack Obama stands 6'1" 1/2, but President Nicolas Sarkozy is a mere 5'5", which helps explain why his wife would wear flats.
Take a closer look at Carla Bruni-Sarkozy's favorite footwear below.
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