August 31 2014

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34 posts tagged "Sonia Rykiel"

Europe’s Priciest Shopping Block, Gaga’s Latest Dissertation, Valentino On Broadway, And More…


The Avenue des Champs-Élysées has been crowned as Europe’s most expensive retail location. Previously, London’s New Bond Street held the top spot, but New York’s Fifth Avenue remains number one on the global meter. [WWD]

Lady Gaga has released her latest column for V. The subject? “Extreme critic fundamentalism.” [V]

Valentino, the musical? Perhaps. The Italian designer says he is looking at the possibility of bringing his story to Broadway. To clarify, the designer himself won’t be center stage singing and dancing. Too bad! [Huffington Post]

Former Sonia Rykiel creative director Gabrielle Greiss will debut her womenswear line at Paris Fashion Week. Her collection, co-designed with Annette Hultzsch, will be available to see by appointment for editors and buyers. [WWD]

Photo: Elisabetta A. Villa / WireImage

I Can See Clearly Now


Our sharp-shooting man on the street, Tommy Ton, has just sent his dispatch from Milan men’s fashion week. (If you haven’t seen them already, what are you waiting for? Head here now.) Glimpsing this transparent Prada clutch on the arm of one of menswear’s stylish dames, we were reminded how good see-through can look. If you’re feeling the transparent look, here are a few other glassy options to browse. Fendi’s boxy Spring clutch (below) and Sonia Rykiel’s jewel-embellished Spring satchel (middle) are available now; Chanel’s icy Fall bag (bottom) hits stores soon. Continue Reading “I Can See Clearly Now” »

The Must-Watch Show For Runway Fanatics Is…So You Think You Can Dance?!


It’s a week before Fox unveils the seventh season of So You Think You Can Dance, and the show’s hostess is on the phone with a confession. “The first dress I bought where I thought I had gone completely mad was an Alexander McQueen,” Cat Deeley tells “It was the most beautiful dress I had ever seen, like I had gone up to my grandmother’s attic and opened a trunk and pulled out this treasure of millions of layers of white tulle. It looked like a fairy-tale rock princess’s dress. I spent a fortune on it. But it’s so over the top that I’ve never, you know, actually worn it.”

Huh? This from the hostess of a weekly Fox dance-off?

But Deeley’s enviable wardrobe is reason enough for fashion-minded viewers to tune in, however they feel about splits and pliés. She’s quietly brought Balenciaga, Christian Dior, YSL, and Givenchy to prime time. “I like to have fun with what I wear on the show,” Deeley says. “People either love it or hate it, but they always have strong opinions about it. And, for me, that’s what fashion should be about.”

Even with more designers—especially countrymen like Burberry’s Christopher Bailey, Stella McCartney, Matthew Williamson, Alice Temperley, and Giles Deacon—making their collections available to her, Deeley says she still picks up many of her ensembles at vintage stores on the road during auditions. (She’s also got a strong feeling for French designers like Roland Mouret, Isabel Marant, and Lanvin.) So, what’s on deck for next Thursday? “I never know what I am going to actually wear until the morning of the show,” she explains. “I go into the studio and see how I’m feeling—ballsy or not? Then I pick the outfit and turn to my makeup team with detailed scenarios—like, think Talitha Getty in Morocco or Jerry Hall meeting Andy Warhol. That’s how we do it. I’ve definitely put some crazy things together in my time.” So why not wear the McQueen dress after all? “It’s so over the top that everyone would literally turn around and say I’ve gone clinically insane,” she laughs. “Maybe instead I will just get it framed.” Continue Reading “The Must-Watch Show For Runway Fanatics Is…So You Think You Can Dance?!” »

Are You A Maxi-nista?


The popularity of floor-length skirts on the Fall runways suggests that the hemline index theory just might hold true, but Adam Lippes isn’t buying it. “Supposedly everything traces back to the economy these days, or Michelle Obama, but I think it’s just a reaction to all the hard looks we’ve been seeing for the past two or three years,” the ADAM designer told us. “It’s a shift to an easier way of dressing.” Lippes paired his billowy maxi dresses with chunky sweaters and slouchy boots, as did Richard Chai. Similarly, shoe-grazing slim knit skirts turned up at Michael Kors and Sonia Rykiel. And off the runway, meanwhile, photographers snapped girls toeing the line between winter and spring in long, bright numbers worn with cropped leather jackets.

Click to see the slideshow, and let us know what lengths you’ll be going to.

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Sonia Rykiel On Malcolm McLaren: “He Was Truly His Own Person”


Among Malcolm McLaren’s many collaborators in his genre-busting career was Sonia Rykiel, who co-wrote and sang on the song “Who the Hell Is Sonia Rykiel?” on McLaren’s 1994 album Paris. “Malcolm was a lovely and wildly creative gentleman…truly his own person. He had the ability to bring you immediately into his exuberant world,” Rykiel wrote to today. “As a big fan of his, I was very flattered and a bit nervous when he asked me to sing on his record. He suggested I write song lyrics, so I arrived in a studio in Saint-Germain-des-Prés one afternoon. We had so much fun and stayed there all night until the song was finished. What a lovely experience it was! Rest in peace, dear friend.”