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Carla Bruni Makes Modeling Comeback with Bulgari Ads—See the Blingtastic Pics!

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Consider Carla Bruni the first lady of fashion!

Now that husband Nicolas Sarkozy is no longer president of France, the former model appears to be making a comeback in the industry that helped make her famous back in the ‘90s.

At 45-years-old, Bruni is starring in Bulgari's Diva collection campaign—though we'd never guess her age considering how stunning she looks in the new ads!

Bruni, who used to model for the likes of Christian Dior, Chanel and Versace, proves that she's still got it, expertly showing off Bulgari's jewels for the new campaign. Bedecked in Bulgari bling, including a luxe serpent necklace and eye-cathching gems in rich red, green and blue hues, Bruni is all smiles as the face of the brand. (We'd probably be too if we had the opportunity to play dress up with such drool worthy accessories!)

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"Bulgari is for me the symbol of passion and of this vivid and colourful Roman gaiety," Bruni told Vogue of the brand's brilliant collection. "Like the stones of the '70s bracelet that my aunt wore when I was a child. I loved that bracelet. I loved its joy, its fantasy—I dreamed of one day possessing such a wonder of my own! I was told that, like me, it came from Italy to Paris. Perhaps that was part of why I loved it too."

Looks like her dream came true, as we're assuming she has more access to Bulgari's goods now that she ever thought possible!

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Bruni follows other celebs who have lent their famous faces to the brand, including Julianne Moore, Rachel Weisz and Kirsten Dunst.

The former first lady is also part of a growing number of ‘90s models, like Christy Turlington and Stephanie Seymour, who are reemerging on the fashion scene, landing everything from major campaigns to magazine covers—all while looking like they haven't aged a day since their heyday!

But if Bruni doesn't pursue a full-blown modeling comeback, she can always rely on her music career. Back in 1999, she unveiled her debut album, which sold two million copies, so we'd say it's a pretty safe backup plan!

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