The UK Telegraph reports that the French law forbidding women to wear pants in Paris may soon be repealed. Yes! But I shouldn’t spoil it for you, here’s how it went down: France’s #1 fashion cop -the chief of the Paris police- decreed in 1799 that any woman who wanted to “dress like a man” had to get his personal benediction. But 202 years later, a proposal to repeal the law has been filed in the French parliament. Oh, scoff you may but the law has survived various attempts to axe it, most recently in 2003 when the minister of gender equality ironically refused to intervene -shades of 1984? And I thought U.S. politics made for parody. All I can say is I’m so grateful I wasn’t cited on my last trip there.
Enough of silliness, here’s this week’s entry from the archives; I hope your weekend is happy, healthy and fun.
April 30, through May 6, 2007
Apparel manufacturing in California
Training sewing machine operators pt 1
Training sewing machine operators pt 2
Training sewing machine operators pt 3
News from you 5/4/07
April 30, through May 6, 2008
Apparel Manufacturing in New Jersey
Pop Quiz #472 pt.2
Naming a product line pt.69
What is Private Label Branded Apparel?
Computational Couture 2008
The Skorpions are coming