Vive La Femme!

At last, Paris to put a woman on top

It’s been a big year in France so far. Not only did they just officially allow women to wear pants for the first time since la Revolution—thanks, guys—but we now know that in 2014 a woman will be mayor of Paris for the first time in the city’s 2,000-year history.

This is just the latest reason to love Paris (it’s pretty much our Disneyland)! To celebrate we pay homage to the wonderful women of the City of Lights, and present some of our favorites from today and way back when.