London, Oct 30 (ANI): A leading French society magazine has branded Carla Bruni the new Marie Antoinette of France.
Point de Vue, which specialises in covering the lives of aristocrats and European royalty, has attacked the 41-year-old wife of President Nicolas Sarkozy, insisting that she's a daffy multi-millionaire socialite who does very little real work.
In the mag, photos of Carla, the president's third wife, have been juxtaposed with paintings of Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France whose high living helped her to the guillotine in 1793 at the height of the French Revolution, reports The Telegraph.
"Same posture, same look, same smile," writes Point de Vue in an eight-page feature, saying both women were infamous for their obsession with designer clothes and physical image.
While Marie Antoinette relied on court artist Elisabeth Vigee-Le Brun for her flattering portraits, Bruni gets hers done by American photographer Annie Leibovitz.
The self-obsessed Marie Antoinette would play at being a shepherd at her "play" farm in Versailles, and enjoyed singing and playing the harpsichord.
Bruni also likes spending "country" weekends at Versailles - where she too has use of an official home - and is a pop singer, whose other obsession is psychotherapy, the magazine points out. (ANI)