Let’s ask the Fashion Dictionary: Who’s Sonia Rykiel?
Sonia Rykiel was a French fashion designer who was born in 1930 in Paris and sadly just died on August 25th 2016.
Must known fashion person #59: Sonia Rykiel
|Rykiel started her fashion career as a window displayer in a Parisian textile store. After not finding any soft sweaters to wear while she was pregnant in 1962, she decided to design her own knitwear maternity clothes and tiny sweaters 5 years later. Due to her love to knits she was soon crowned ‘The Queen of Knits’ by the Americans in 1967.|
Rykiel also became the first designer to put seams on the outside of a garment, and to print words on her sweater.
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