French-Italian Songstress Carla Bruni Regales Listeners at New York Observer Salon Series

  • Last night at the The Royalton Hotel in Midtown West, Carla Bruni regaled listeners with music from her new album, Little French Songs (released in April on Verve), as part of the New York Observer’s salon series, curated by Absolut ELYX.

    A star-studded crew came out to see the former First Lady of France as she strummed out tunes from her fourth studio CD, featuring French, English and Italian lyrics and a follow-up to Comme si de rien n’était, recorded in 2008.

    The event marked the first time the French-Italian chanteuse has played her new tunes in the United States, and party-goers—including fashion photographer Craig McDean, painter Richard Phillips and TV journalist Christiane Amanpour—were eager to hear the music live.

    Click through the slideshow to see photos from the event.

  • Carla Bruni== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Carla Bruni, Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Carla Bruni== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Carla Bruni== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Atmosphere== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Joseph Meyer, Nicole Meyer, Carla Bruni== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Carla Bruni, Blue Lindeberg, Johan Lindeberg== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Carla Bruni, Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Jared Kushner, Dominico Vacca, Julie Vacca, Ivanka Trump, Greg Schnackel== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Johan Lindeberg, Joseph Meyer== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Andre Balazs, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Carla Bruni, Johan Lindeberg== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Christiane Amanpour, Carla Bruni== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Atmosphere== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Dorothea Barth Jorgensen, Johan Lindeberg== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Julie Vacca, Ivanka Trump== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Blue Lindeberg, Johan Lindeberg== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Andre Balazs, David Heller== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Cosima Ungaro, Austin Moya== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Louis Bickford, Ana Bickford, Christiane Amanpour== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Mackenzie Loff, Catherine Roman, Andrew Miravito, Federica Amati== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Julie Vacca, Greg Schnackel== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Joseph Meyer, Ken Kurson, George Gellert== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • George Walker, Jared Kushner== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Aleim Johnson, Alban de Pury== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Dorian Grinspan, Aleim Johnson== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Joselyn Noveck, Betsey Berg== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Richard Phillips, Blue Lindeberg== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Marc Bujnicki, Kevin Hipps== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Alexandra Ingruth, Catherine Holstein== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Kristen Blanford, Pippa McArdle, Amy Hufft== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Sara Blomqvist, Ruk Richard, James Breese, Dorothea Barth Jorgensen == The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Neysa Glaros, Ashlee McDonald, Yasmin Noor, Jonathan Clark== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Jacob Decat, Prince Chenoa== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Emily Hope== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Oliver Caillart, Emily Simon== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Craig McDean, Hannah Elliott, Richard Phillips== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Carla Bruni, Aleim Johnson== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Carla Bruni, Michael Albanese== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Desche Haas, Boo White, Kamla Panze== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Alex Lundqvist, Hannah Elliott== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Federica Amati, Mackenzie Loff== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Jennifer Snowden== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Blue Lindeberg, Courtney Dolan== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Stacy McCluskey, Russell Young== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

  • Patrick Anderson, James Breese== The New York Observer's Salon Series Curated by Absolut Elyx== Forty Four at the Royalton Hotel, NYC== June 26, 2013== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Owen Hoffmann/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==