• Celebrity Woman: Carla Bruni-Sarkozy

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    A 1993 nude photo of former supermodel and now French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, standing in a pigeon-toed pose and covering up with her hands, was sold at a New York auction for $91,000, more than 20 times its expected price. A buyer for a Chinese art collector bought the black-and-white image, taken by photographer Michel Comte in 1993 during Bruni-Sarkozy’s modeling days, Christie’s auction house said. The sale of the photo has attracted attention since Bruni married French President Nicolas Sarkozy in February. The photo had been expected to bring between $3,000 and $4,000. It was auctioned as part of a sale of 140 photos from German collector Gert Elfering…
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