Up until February 2013 when it was revoked, there was a 214-year-old law which formally prohibited women from wearing trousers. The archaic law demanded women ask police for permission to dress as men in Paris less they be arrested. In 1909 the law was amended allowing women to wear trousers if the holding a bicycle handlebar or the reins of a horse. Obviously les flics have turned their cheeks for years.
French women’s rights activists….rejoice!