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Carla Bruni Ditches The Usual For One-Shouldered Frock, Lacy Tights (PHOTOS, POLL)

First Posted: 03/04/2011 6:28 am   Updated: 05/25/2011 6:35 pm

Color us surprised! Carla Bruni ditched her usual black sheath/black-tights-or-bare-legs-depending-on-the-weather combo on Wednesday night for a state dinner with South African President Jacob Zuma and his wife Gloria Bongi Ngema-Zuma.

The French first lady opted for a one-shouldered frock paired with lacy, patterned tights. All in black...we wouldn't want to dabble in wearing bright hues, now, would we?

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