Oftentimes when we talk about ’90s supermodels and specifically their off-duty style, a few names get mentioned more than others. While the likes of Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, and Linda Evangelista certainly deserve all the praise they get, there’s a severe lack of credit being paid toward one of the most iconic faces in ’90s fashion: Carla Bruni.
Though Bruni began her modeling career in the late ’80s at just 19 years old, the bulk of her time spent on the top runways and in the biggest campaigns in fashion arrived in the ’90s. At the peak of her fame, she modeled for Saint Laurent, John Galliano, Chanel, Dior, and, of course, Versace. (We all know about that iconic blue Versace dress she wore that served as the inspiration for a recent Margot Robbie red carpet look.) Her runway prowess should never be minimized, but it would be wrong to ignore the undeniable chicness of the model’s off-duty style. She is a French and Italian fashion person after all.
Below, see 11 of Bruni’s most enviable off-duty looks from her ’90s modeling days.