Carla le “plumassière”

A plan for a statue of French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy in the Parisian suburb of Nogent-sur-Marne has caused a stink, the Guardian reports.

The 6-foot-tall bronze statue’s €80,000 ($106,000) cost will be half-funded by the government and was suggested by local mayor Jacques Martin, a member of Nicolas Sarkozy’s ruling UMP party.

The Connexion reports that Bruni-Sarkozy will be depicted as a “plumassière” in homage to the female (and mostly Italian) “feather workers”, a once thriving but now dying industry.

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