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Les Premières Dames: France's Improbably Chic First Ladies (SLIDESHOW)

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France: the great nation that gave us berets, wine, nasal sounds and Coco Chanel...and a collection of chic first ladies to admire. This Bastille Day, grab a croissant and celebrate the Premières Dames that transformed the Elysée Palace. From domestic deity Yvonne de Gaulle to supermodel Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, click through this style retrospective to learn a little bit about these seven women who make us adore la France.

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Or look through Carla's closet with her top twelve first lady looks.

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