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La Chanelphile

February 22, 2012

Adieu, Mademoiselle

mademoiselle coco chanel by douglas kirkland

Prime Minister François Fillon of France banished the term “Mademoiselle” from official forms and registries today. The change was made after months of pressure from French feminist organizations who argued that distinguishing a woman based on marital status is sexist as there is no male equivalent.

Coco Chanel was addressed as Mademoiselle even through her eighties since she was never married. I wonder how she would feel about this change? There are many Mademoiselles, but only one Coco Chanel.

Photo by Douglas Kirkland

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