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'Carla the Worker' Statue Unveiled With No Carla

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The Carla Bruni-Sarkozy statue, which was erected last month in a Parisian suburb but has been kept under wraps since then, has finally been unveiled—and Carla wasn't invited. The €90,000 (only $116,200, give or take) likeness, if you recall inexplicably celebrates her rise from mere model to First Lady of France by portraying her as a "plumassiere", or a woman worker from the regions former feather factories. According to The Cut, an modest audience of a few of citizens, journalists, and activists were on hand in the town of Nogent-sur-marne for the unveiling, but not Carla herself, because she wasn't invited.

· 'Carla the Worker' Statue Unveiled Ahead of Bruni's France 2 Performance [The Cut]
· All Carla Bruni Coverage [Racked]