04/03/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Carla Bruni, French President Nicolas Sarkozy's Wife, Channels Jackie Onassis During State Visit To Britain

President Nicolas Sarkozy's wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy impressed fashion experts with her restrained glamour Wednesday as the French presidential couple arrived in Britain for a state visit.

There was agreement that she looked demure and dignified in a high-necked grey coat, matching hat, black belt and black gloves, on the day a nude photograph from her modelling days appeared in some British newspapers.

"My first impression was that it was kind of Jackie Kennedy meets Madeline the little French schoolgirl," said Lucy Yeomans, editor of upmarket British fashion and lifestyle magazine Harper's Bazaar.

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Check out a slide show of the state visit below.