The idiosyncratically snipped bob is having a moment, and as with most trends, there’s a French iteration that oozes insouciance. Just look to Carla Bruni-Sarkozy—supermodel, songstress, and former First Lady of France—in Chanel’s front row today for proof.

Making a decidedly more low-key fashion week appearance than last season, when Sarkozy-Bruni took to the Versace runway in Milan alongside a cadre of fellow ‘90s supers, she embodied the discreet chic of la Parisienne. Standing against Karl Lagerfeld’s spectacular set—which included a trompe l’oeil forest path within the Grand Palais so real, it warranted a double take—Bruni-Sarkozy’s effortless auburn-brunette bob featured eyelash-skimming bangs brushed to one side and undone, glossy rumple over statuesque polish.She paired the look with leather pants and a sheer knit sweater, then offered up one more beauty power play: The supermodel swapped noticeable makeup for clean skin, a natural glow, and—what else?—bold dark sunglasses for day.

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