RIP Sonia Rykiel (1930 – 2016)

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….there’s so much photoshopping with these images from the Sonia Rykiel Enfant Summer 2015 collection that you feel the models probably never even stood in front of the trademark Rykiel stripes (sisters? One girl two wigs?) The founder of the brand, Sonia Rykiel, died yesterday: and it’s a tribute to the French passion for cultural icons that her passing was marked with real sadness and condolences from the highest level. She was a real one-off – a Russian mother and Romanian father, born in France and briefly married to Monsieur Rykiel, who had a women’s clothes shop: and there it all started. She even wrote a book of philosophy. Imagine Victoria Beckham doing that……

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