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Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Vs. Qatar's Sheikha Mozah At Elysee Palace: Who Was Best-Dressed? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post   First Posted: 07/25/2009 5:12 am Updated: 05/25/2011 1:30 pm

The First Monsieur and Madame of France hosted the Sheikh and Sheikha of Qatar on Monday for an elegant dinner at the Elysée Palace...and we're floored by the photos of the ladies floor-length gowns! Both Carla Bruni and Sheikha Mozah looked stunning in long, monochromatic, and detailed dresses worn with exquisite jewelry. But which woman do you think was dressed to the nines?

Take a look at the photos of this sartorial summit and cast your vote below.

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  • French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni dressed up for dinner with Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani and First Lady Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Misned on Monday.

  • At their last public meeting on July 14, 2008, Sheikha Mozah upped the ante with attention-grabbing chartreuse. Here they celebrate Bastille Day in France with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon's wife Yoo Soon-Taek and Egypt's First Lady Suzanne Mubarak.

  • Back to Monday, their second match-up, both women wore long, vibrant gowns with design in the details. Carla's had a ruched and criss-crossed bodice and Sheikha Mozah's had buttons, blousing and a center slit.

  • Carla dazzled with a dropped diamond necklace.

  • Sheikha Mozah bejeweled her waistline with a pearl and diamond belt.

  • She carried a black bow clutch.

  • She chose black peep-toe sling-back stilettos to match.

  • Sheikha Mozah's dress had draping and a train in the back.

  • She also had on a pair of chandelier earrings.

  • The two couples looked elegant inside Elysée Palace.

  • They were greeted by French politicians.

  • And, finally, they sat down to dinner.

Quick Poll

Who was the best-dressed?

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy

Sheikha Mozah

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