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The great thing about American women is their energy and the way they love to dress. French women don’t really dress; they are too conservative, as it’s always a question of money. In America, women are powerful and strong, determined. If they want to be an object, they choose to be in control.
‘French Women Don’t Get Fat’ has become something of a phenomenon.
The French view is really one of balance, I think… What French women would tell me over and over is, it’s very important that no part of your life – not being a mom, not being a worker, not being a wife – overwhelms the other part.
It’s funny because I think that both France and Britain are known for their distinctive styles, and everyone says that France is so chic and elegant but I think, more than that, French women are renowned for dressing in what suits them.
French women have been made beautiful by the French people – they’re very aware of their bodies, the way they move and speak, they’re very confident of their sexuality. French society’s made them like that.
French women will always look up at a man, even if he is four inches shorter than she is.
Of course there are fat French women. There are fat people everywhere.
You need mystery. You actually do. I think that’s what foreign women, French women in particular, are good at. There’s still a sense that you need to keep some of the unknown because that’s where the soul resides, or something.
I don’t think it’s by accident that I was first attracted to translating two French women poets.
I think French women are incredibly comfortable in their skin, whereas in the States people are striving more for one beauty ideal.
What I like about the American woman is she usually has a lot of dynamism. In the U.S., women have a tendency to go forward, to be more exaggerated than in Europe. Many times the rough ideas come from the States, then they are refined in Europe. The American women and the French women are still the best-dressed.
French women love to shop and prepare food. They love to talk about what they have bought and made. It’s a deeply natural love, but one that is erased in many other cultures. Most French women learn it from their mothers, some from their fathers. But if your parents aren’t French, you can still learn it yourself.