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 rust—and 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.