Carla Bruni wears the same Chanel dress twice! In March, at the Hadassah fundraiser with Slomo Mo-Yosef (left); and with husband/President Sarkozy on Bastille Day (right). Photos: AFP/Getty Images

Carla Bruni spent her younger years as a fashion plate and has been wowing official crowds with her great sense of style ever since becoming French First Lady.

But perhaps even supermodels can use a style pointer now and then! The First Lady of France is taking a play straight out of Michelle Obama's stylebook by recycling her looks.

After wearing a Dior white cashmere cocktail dress for the official Bastille Day parade, Bruni changed into a black and white number from Chanel's 2008/2009 cruise collection for the Bastille Day Elysée Palace garden party.

Bruni completed her look with a small black handbag and black kitten heels.

The former supermodel/songstress wore the same dress earlier this year on March 5 for the Hadassah fundraiser in Paris.

Considering the prices of Dior and Chanel, we wouldn't be surprised if there are some new cost-cutting measures in place.

Especially since Sarkozy just acquired a $81.28 million jet he aptly named "Carla One!"