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And she too struggled against the image of the trophy wife, according to Robb Young, author of “Power Dressing: First Ladies, Women Politicians and Fashion.”
“On the world stage, of course, Carla outshone many of her first lady peers at the time, but this was more to do with the star power she accumulated during her years in the fashion industry and the natural charisma that no doubt helped to elevate her to supermodel status in the first place,” he wrote in an email.
“What she spent most of her time as first lady trying to do _ in terms of her style at least _ was to downplay her inherent glamour quotient, detract from her beauty and whitewash some of her past by choosing rather demure and sometimes downright prim yet stately outfits,” he said.
“She will always be remembered for many more things than her comparatively brief career at the Elysee Palace,” Young said.
Thomas Adamson and Cecile Brisson in Paris and Jocelyn Noveck in New York contributed to this report.
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