Carla Bruni calls on Gaultier to save the fashionable youth

08 September 2009

She was always going to bring a slice of glitz and glamour to the political table, and now First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy is saving French youth through fashion. President Sarkozy’s wife is reportedly launching a scholarship programme for young people from difficult backgrounds who want a future in fashion, with a little bit of help from her friends. Assisted by none other than iconic designer Jean Paul Gaultier, who sits on the committee of the Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Foundation that was set up to help the nation’s 'most vulnerable' citizens, the Dior-wearing ex-model will begin selecting the first ‘Bruni scholars’ from underprivileged high schools next year. Some will receiving extra funds to help them progress. 'There’s a lot of talent out there in the neighbourhood,' said Grégoire Verdeaux on behalf of the Foundation, 'but it’s difficult for those people to cross the bridge.' One thing’s for sure, though, we hope Jean Paul will be putting Carla’s scholars straight to work for him – just check out his latest video for new fragrance Rose‘n’Roll! [Times]


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