31 posts tagged "Sonia Rykiel"
Sonia Rykiel is now wrapping up an event-studded 40th anniversary year that started with the opening of her new flagship in May and is now ending with her first-ever museum show at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. The event found her daughter Nathalie jubilant. “I am very happy [with this year] because I feel like we did everything we wanted to do,” she said. “My mother has never been featured in a museum, so this is like an apotheosis.” Over two floors, the show presents clothes of every, ahem, stripe, from the early years to the trompe l’oeil knits, strass and sequins, braless dresses, sweaters that range from sassy to serious, marabou jackets, and a poetic cluster of crepe and chiffon numbers. As Madame Rykiel posed for the cameras with photographer Dominique Issermann, guests jockeyed for space behind her to get a closer look at handwritten notes from friends like Carine Roitfeld, Pierre Bergé, Harold Koda, Guy Savoy, Ingrid Sischy, and Pierre Hermé. Nathalie Rykiel said that her favorite parts of the show are the pieces by 30 designers in homage to Sonia, which included Rodarte’s popular “Obama” sweater dress. “That so many great designers came together was incredible,” she said. “It says so much about creation, about fashion, and beyond that. If things in general could be done in the same way, the world would be a better place!” If you missed that feel-good fashion show, the Rykiel retrospective runs through April 19, 2009.