Carla Bruni's mane claim to modesty

Costume - 05/04/2012

France's first lady Carla Bruni reveals that she wears a wig in order to be able to use public transport in Paris incognitoCarla Bruni is back on the campaign trail in the quest to style the French presidential couple as down-home, salt of the earth types. She has told the French weekly, Le Nouvel Observateur that being first lady doesn't weigh on her because she travels around Paris in disguise. "With a wig on, no one recognises me on the Metro," she said. "Recently I even had my bag searched at the Musée de la Marine [France's maritime museum]".The multimillionaire heiress, who once made over £4m a year at the height of her supermodel fame, sparked ridicule last month when she said she and the president were modest folk. Now she says: "I wasn't talking about our lifestyle. I'm aware that I have a life full of privilege." She claimed she meant her husband's "modest attitude" in contrast to his reputation for arrogance.Sarkozy is trying to restyle himself as a man of people in his...