Up until February 2013 when it was revoked, there was a 214-year-old law which formally prohibited women from wearing trousers.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!
So out of it that I am! I aimed my camera at the striking woman being rushed at the Tuileries not knowing who she was but that I’d soon find out knowing only her shouted out name: Iggy. Any twenty-something knows it’s Iggy Azalea, rap recording star, songwriter, model from Mullumbimby, New South Wales. Chic, looking older than 23, she’s wearing a Viktor & Rolf $680 sweater and skinny snake print pants. A definite standout in the crowd and most willing to pose for the geekers. For her upcoming gigs in the U.S. and Canada click here.