Th French first lady’s style evolution may have a cause more practical than political: motherhood. Stepping out of the spotlight following the birth of daughter Giulia in October 2011, Bruni is poised to return to fame, albeit less glamorously. For French writer Andre Bercoff, her return couldn’t be better timed. “I think she can help her husband by something very important: by showing that he’s very happy. She has class, she has style. She’s definitely an asset,” he told NPR.
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