I don’t know how or why this brilliant list became a footnote to another (brilliant) piece, but you’d think Monsieur Doonan was a bona fide Parisian with his astute observations.
French Ladies Don't Know Squat
• Frenchwomen are so fabulous that they can smoke loads of Gitanes without getting bad breath or brown teeth
• Frenchwomen can eat croissants without getting crumbs on their cashmere cardigan, or worrying about cholesterol, or becoming hideously obese
• Frenchwomen always take off one accessory before leaving the house
• Frenchwomen understand how to keep their men happy in special, secret Frenchy ways, which sometimes involve black lingerie
• Frenchwomen can tie an Hermès scarf on their heads and not end up looking Kurdish (not that there’s anything wrong with looking Kurdish)
• Frenchwomen put lavender in their panty drawers
• Frenchwomen are so bloody perfect and superior, it’s annoying
• Frenchwomen are full of chic!
How many times did he make you laugh?