Before Carla Bruni was France's First Lady, she was an ultra-sexy supermodel, who made quite a stir when she posed nude in 1993. Now it seems Bruni's former image is coming back to haunt her -- a French designer has created a shopping bag using a naked photo of the former model, and she's responded with a lawsuit.
This photo, showing a less-than-discreet Carla from her racy younger days has been emblazoned on a shopping bag by clothing designer Pardon. 10,000 of the bags have been created, but the First Lady's lawyer is calling for all of them to be recalled -- and burned.
Team Bruni claims she has full control over her image, and is demanding 125,000 euros in damages over what "constitutes a moral and matrimonial attack." Of course Pardon is arguing that they had every right to use the photo, and it'll be up to a judge to settle the matter early this week.
If she wins, Bruni says she'll be giving the money to charity.