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Sonia Rykiel : The Queen of Knitwear - 2009 Spring-Summer Collection
Sonia Rykiel
The Queen of Knitwear - 2009 Spring-Summer Collection
Ma_Na + E.N., October 13, 2008
Sonia Rykiel 2009 Ready-ro-Wear Spring-Summer Collection
Sonia Rykiel 2009 Ready-ro-Wear Spring-Summer Collection
 
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Sonia Rykiel (born in 1930 in Paris) is a compelling presence whose intellect and individuality are apparent in her clothes. With her small bones and trademark mane of hair, she is probably her own best model, projecting assurance and energy. She began designing with no previous experience when, as the pregnant wife of the owner of Laura, a fashionable boutique, she was unable to find maternity clothes she liked. Continuing to design knitwear for Laura, she soon carved a niche for herself designing for well-to-do and sophisticated modern French women. By 1964, Rykiel had been nicknamed "The Queen of Knitwear" in the U.S., where an ardent following developed for her knits, which were sold in trendsetting stores like Henri Bendel and Bloomingdale's in New York. For women who were rich and thin enough to wear them, these skinny sweaters, with their high armholes, imparted instant chic. Part of their appeal was in their distinctive colors and striped patterns. Black, navy, gray, and beige are still standards, but there was also a unique Rykiel palette of muted tones - stripes of grayed seafoam green and grayed teal. Although she herself does not wear red (she wears black, considering it a uniform), Rykiel still uses it consistently, with the shade changing from season to season.

Sonia Rykiel 2009 Ready-ro-Wear Spring-Summer Collection
Sonia Rykiel 2009 Ready-ro-Wear Spring-Summer Collection
 
Sonia Rykiel 2009 Ready-ro-Wear Spring-Summer Collection
Sonia Rykiel 2009 Ready-ro-Wear Spring-Summer Collection
 
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