Gentlemen, Start Your Bidding on Bruni Nudie

Nude shot from first lady's modeling days up for auction next week
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 27, 2009 6:44 AM CDT
Carla Bruni opens a long yellow cape to show off a fitted black dress during French legendary fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent's farewell show in 2002.   (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere, file)
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(Newser) – A nude photo of France's first lady is expected to be the subject of fierce bidding at a Berlin auction next week, the Daily Mail reports. The photo, one of just 10 numbered copies was taken by photographer Pamela Hanson in 1994 at the height of Carla Bruni's modeling career, when she was 26 and dating Mick Jagger. It shows her reclining in bed; a more revealing, full-frontal shot sold for $120,000 last year.

Hubby President Nicolas Sarkozy has "no issue" with nude pictures of his wife being on the market, as long as they're "tasteful."