French first lady ‘succumbs to Marie-Antoinette syndrome of life of luxury’

Valérie Trierweiler has become the latest French first lady to succumb to the Marie-Antoinette syndrome of frivolity and luxury as France toils, a leading magazine has claimed.

President François Hollande’s 47-year old partner was slammed for eschewing her Left-wing principles in favour of unabashed champagne Socialism despite the threat of “thousands of job losses in the coming weeks” in companies ranging from Renault to Air France.

VSD, the weekly magazine, trained its ire on the 47-year-old divorcee’s decision to attend the haute couture shows of Paris fashion week.

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