Valerie Trierweiler may have a lot to live up to in the style stakes as she takes over from Carla Bruni as France's first lady, however she seems to already be making her mark.
She appeared at the Elysee Palace to see her partner Francois Hollande sworn in as the country's new president, wearing a chic black dress with a split skirt.
Valerie paired her dress with a sophisticated long cream coat as well as some classy sheer tights
, helping her to beat off any style competition from Carla, who dressed in a shapeless trouser suit.
The new first lady is somewhat revolutionary in French politics, as she is the first to be unmarried and to hold down a career.
She works as a journalist and appears to have worked hard to revitalise her partner Francois' career, putting him on a diet, modernising his looks and remaining in the public eye through her frequent tweets ticking off the media.
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