Sonia Rykiel occupies her own fabulous fashion
universe, which at times casually overlaps with the
one in which the majority of mortals reside.
For fall, Rykiel's world is made up of pegged shiny
trousers and colorful sweaters decorated with rhinestone
trims, beaded fruit motifs and glittery messages like
"temptation." Gold zippers crisscross otherwise
conventional wool blazers, and short jersey dresses
reveal geometric panels of skin through graphic
cutouts. Rykiel's fox and raccoon chubby coats most
closely resemble a wearable cloud dyed violet, yellow
or rustand they look sensational.
Naturally, her eveningwear couldn't possibly make less
of a statement: Transparent lace cardigans and skirts
with knit trims, frilly polka-dotted frocks and
asymmetric pearl satin dresses evoke found treasures
from a madcap vintage store.