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Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Shares Michelle Obama's Passion For Flats (SLIDESHOW)

07/08/2010 03:31 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

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.

Carla Bruni Flats

Read more about Carla Bruni-Sarkozy's style here.

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