Sonia Rykiel
Sonia Rykiel has entered the fashion world, a little by chance, but she has made her legitimate place by for herself. Sonia Rykiel has entered the fashion world, a little by chance, but she has made a legitimate place there. The Queen of Knitting, created in 8 days, a tailor-made sweater with one of the suppliers of the shop Laura, held by her husband, in the 50s. It continued until the consecration, the day one Of her creations was broadcast on the cover of the magazine ELLE on the shoulders of Françoise Hardy.
Françoise Hardy magazine cover Elle
Sonia Rykiel 1971
 Workshop Sonia Rykiel
 Workshop Sonia Rykiel

Sonia Rykiel was working the mesh, Montagut cannot be insensitive! She found that the mesh highlighted the forms of women. Its products were comfortable, chic but casual, and an elegant style at the same time. All that was needed to free and active women seeking to escape narrow and conformist time outfits.

Luxury sweater Sonia Rykiel
sweater Sonia Rykiel

In the 75s, she offers collections in “against the grain”, movement called the DEMODE, where clothes have the inside seams and hems, always in the spirit of freedom of movement.

His collaboration with Les 3 Suisses is a real success and opens the way to the development of several products with her name: perfume, leather goods, clothing for men and children. The dressmaker become famous world wild where she opens many shops.

Eldest in a family of 5 girls, she showed character by refusing the fate to which her parents intended her: “raise cher funeral, the president Holland described a “free woman, a pioneer who was able to chart its course”. Sonia Rykiel “invented not only fashion, but also an attitude, a way of living and being, and offered the women a freedom of movement”, as explained by the French President, who handed him the Medal of merit in 2013.

In 2009, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the brand, the spring-summer fashion show become a true tribute to the designer. 30 designers have reserved the surprise to create models in his image. The creations are original and full of humor: among others, Castelbajac realized the little dress with the impression of the portrait of Sonia Rykiel, Jean-Paul Gaultier signs the dress being knitted by the mannequin, and Martin Margiela has Created the capillary jacket in memory to the red hair of the designer.

Her daughter, Nathalie, who worked alongside his 20 years, gave a moving tribute, on the notes of music played by his brother Jean-Philippe, musician. Initially,she would continue the adventure. This is a great lady, a great designer and an artist who leaves fashion, at the age of 86.

podium Soni Rykiel
Her shop boulevard St Germain

 Later, with her artistic director, Julie de Libran, she will open a store, became emblematic at Boulevard St Germain, because she is full of books, history to prove that fashion and culture are not mutually exclusive.

Shop Sonia Rykiel St Germain des Prés

catwalk Sonia Rykiel
Sonia Rykiel portrait