The 51%

The New Parisienne: Meeting the women who are changing the city

In her book 'The New Parisienne', Lindsey Tramuta challenges the image of the stereotypical Parisian woman.
In her book 'The New Parisienne', Lindsey Tramuta challenges the image of the stereotypical Parisian woman. © FRANCE 24

In a special edition, we unpack the myth of the Parisian woman who is frequently portrayed as being svelte and seductive while also often white; her so-called individual sense of style becoming the global benchmark for beauty. Annette Young talks to Lindsey Tramuta, the author of 'The New Parisienne', a new book that profiles a group of women who challenge the cliché. We talk to some of them who tell us who the real Parisian woman is in 2020.