29/09/2010 12:00 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Time Traveller: Carla Bruni Wears Flares

Photo: PA

Now we know who wears the trousers in the Bruni-Sarkozy household...

The 70s are back, back, back on the spring/summer catwalks, and we're pleased to see that France's First Lady has been paying attention. Carla opted for a grey suit with kick-flare trousers to greet Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden when they visited the Élysée Palace in Paris.

And while Mrs Bruni-Sarkozy went 70s, Princess Victoria chanelled the First Lady's brand of Parisian chic with her black-and-white shift and patent courts,

We're thrilled to see Carla taking her official fashion duties seriously, but we think we'll more time before we can switch our beloved cigarette pants and skinny jeans for Saturday Night Fever style.

What do you think about the return to 70s fashion - are you ready to embrace the flare, or is this one trend you plan to sit?