The Contemporary Grisette

As previously mentioned, the grisette belonged exclusively to the 19th century in Paris. She had many interestingly diverse duties-- caretaking, homekeeping, seamstressing, and providing romantic companionship. While the grisette is no longer a figure today, her functions are still fulfilled by different facets in modern-day society. Be it through cohabitation and coeducation, college hook-up culture, or the nanny. In this section, we explore the ways in which today's culture has replaced different aspects of the grisette.