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In the new print issue of Grazia, the editors allege that France's ever-chic supermodel first-lady Carla Bruni Sarkozy wore—wait for it—nude pantyhose during her public appearance on Bastille Day in Paris.
While closely marvelling at the smooth, elegant and flawless perfection of Carla Bruni-Sarkozy's legs last week, we noticed a telltale—albeit very subtle—sheen. Yes (we thought, as we punched the air), Carla was wearing skin-coloured tights. She isn't so perfect after all. This got us to talking about tan tights, an item of clothing so in need of a makeover that they have metaphorically been in a suburban rehab center for roughly two decades.OMG, right?
We immediately trawled the internet looking for evidence of Bruni-Sarkozy's hosiery fashion-gaffe. But, to be honest? We can't tell a shred from photos online. So we're just going to have to take the eagle-eyed Grazia editors' word for it (pinch of salt, too).
Anyway, Grazia says they've caught out a bunch of celebs—including Claudia Schiffer, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Beyonce—all wearing fleshtone tights. Grazie even knows where they got 'em: Wolford. According to a company spokesperson, they all wear Wolford Luxe 9 tights—which run $30 a pair at Bergdorf Goodman—which give them the benefit of looking like they have perfect legs (no weird marks or discolorations!), but are so sheer you can hardly tell they're there.