Carla Bruni wouldn't 'feel comfortable' wearing a miniskirt today

Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Carla Bruni in Burberry holiday campaign. Courtesy of Burberry

Carla Bruni has admitted she "wouldn't feel comfortable" wearing miniskirts at her age.

The French-Italian star began modelling back in 1987, and in a new interview, insisted that while her style hasn't changed over the years, she's made a conscious decision to dress how she thinks is appropriate.

"I've always dressed quite simply, but there are some things I wouldn't feel comfortable wearing at my age, like miniskirts for example," she told The Telegraph newspaper.

Bruni takes fashion inspiration from Patti Smith and French singer Francoise Hardy, and has a chic tailored look that she wears on a daily basis.

"Fashion is all about exchanging (ideas) with other people. I hardly ever wear a dress in my regular life. A nice pair of jeans with a fitted jacket and a good pair of flat boots is my daily uniform," the 51-year-old shared.

The former First Lady of France recently made her debut in Riccardo Tisci's festive Burberry campaign, which was shot by photography duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.

And Bruni confessed she didn't hesitate to accept the offer of becoming a brand ambassador for the British heritage label.

"I've admired Riccardo's work for a very long time and I love Mert and Marcus, so I was thrilled, said yes and didn't ask any questions. The next thing I knew, I was on a train to London," she recalled.

Bruni appears in the images alongside fellow models Cecilia Chancellor, Fran Summers, Ikram Abdi Omar, singer Mahmood and footballer Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and was honoured to be chosen by the Italian designer.

"Riccardo has a perfect technique and a great sense of modernity, he really knows how to use the past to reinvent the future," the mother-of-two gushed.

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