It seems like ages since we've seen notre amie Carla Bruni! The French First Lady was out and about in Paris on Thursday, welcoming Chinese President Hu Jintao and his wife Liu Yongqing to the country.
Early in the day, Carla hit Orly airport in a black, button-down jacket and a knee-length skirt. And in the evening, she attended a state dinner in a chic black gown, which she paired with dangling earrings and a matching necklace.
Take a look at Carla and the First Lady of China -- and her pair of scarves. And scroll down for some bigger photos.