Carla and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi have managed to establish themselves in the French media scene. If one is regularly on the poster of the best French-language films, the other has climbed the most prestigious podiums before entering the Elysée. A good team whose roots lie in Turin. A true dynasty that made its fortune with the Italian boot thanks, in particular, to a tire industry. Of course, we were far from the glamor and the show in which the two sisters will interfere. In 1980 a third sister was born, less known by the general public, Consuelo Remmert. She shares the same mother as Carla, Valeria and Virginio (the older brother of the Bruni Tedeschi siblings). However, her father is Marisa Borini’s lover, Maurizio Remmert. But in a dramatic turn of events, in 2008, Carla Bruni learns that her biological father is, in fact, Maurizio Remmert, Consuelo’s father. Carla and Valeria are then, against all odds, half-sisters. But regardless of the blood ties between the two artists, the fashion sense seems to go beyond simple genetics. Indeed, if Carla Bruni is a fashion icon who has nothing else to prove in this area, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi is no exception. So what makes the Bruni sisters’ fashion unique?
Carla Bruni, supermodel of a generation
It was in the 80s when Carla Bruni started modeling. She stopped studying architecture and joined a Parisian modeling agency, City Models. Quickly, her career took off in an extraordinary way. She became a top model and graced magazine covers, at a time when models rose to star rank quite easily. Fashion houses from all over the world approached her and her career took a turn when she met Gianni Versace. She, along with Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Stephanie Seymour and Linda Evangelista form a clique of supermodels who became the true rockstars of the decade. Carla Bruni spends her life on the catwalks, dressed in designer clothes, but outside of Fashion Weeks, her style does not falter. Against all odds, her look is devoid of any extravagance. If she’s high on ’90s trends, she doesn’t indulge in eccentric pattern mixes or pop hair colors. Carla Bruni likes sober outfits, highlighting the figure of her dreams. A style also copied by Bella Hadid, a faithful copy of Carla Bruni in 2022. In 1998, Carla Bruni retired from modeling to brilliantly launch herself into music. There, her style is refined a little more and correlates with her songs. In 2008, the singer of “Someone who told me” was on the cover of all the popular magazines: she formalized her relationship with the President of the Republic, Nicolas Sarkozy. They get married just a few months after their meeting. Carla Bruni then becomes First Lady of the Elysee. A true fairy tale for which she was the muse of the most talented fashion designers, ten years ago. Her First Lady look is rightly acclaimed by the international press. Chic, modern and elegant, Carla Bruni’s wardrobe during Nicolas Sarkozy’s five-year term is copied by many women who identify with her. Today, ten years after leaving the Elysee, Carla Bruni is at the top of her style. Whether it’s the Cannes Film Festival or the various social events she’s invited to, the multifaceted artist continues to impress.
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, the elegance of cinema
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi studied theater from an early age. It was in the early 1980s that she took her first steps in front of the camera in television movies and amateur creations. Her career grew in the 1990s, along with Carla Bruni’s on the catwalks, until she won the César for Best Female Hope in 1994 for “There’s Nothing Exceptional About Normal People.” During the first years of her film career, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi distinguished herself by a rather sober style of dress. But it is little by little that she will emancipate herself and she will find her true identity in fashion. Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, like her sister, is not one of those who wear very exuberant creations. She will often prefer black ball gowns before switching, more recently, to ultra-elegant pieces. In this month of September, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi also confirmed her status as a fashionista in French cinema by attending numerous fashion shows. Dior and Lanvin took a seat in her name in the front row. For the occasion, she proudly wore designer suits from these two brands. At Dior: long white coat, matching blouse and navy blue palazzo pants. At Lanvin, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi fell in love with a pastel blue dress, a revised beige coat and a blue bag. Certainly, the Bruni sisters have a fashion gene in common.