Fashion

Sonia Rykiel (1930)

The self-taught red-headed Parisian designer has always imagined a very personal fashion, inspired by what she wanted to wear herself. She therefore created elegant and sensual garments always unconcerned by trends and with a strong taste for deconstruction, comfort and layering, epitomizing the Left-Bank “Parisienne”. One of her trademarks, are the coloured stripes on her jersey designs.

Linda Evangelista for Sonia Rykiel Fashion Show, photographed by Pierre Vauthey, Spring/Summer 1986
Linda Evangelista for Sonia Rykiel Fashion Show, photographed by Pierre Vauthey, Spring/Summer 1986
Helena Christensen for Sonia Rykiel, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, Spring/Summer 1995
Helena Christensen for Sonia Rykiel, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, Spring/Summer 1995
Sonia Rykiel, Sketch on card, 2006, 13.4 x 18.5 cm
Sonia Rykiel, Sketch on card, 2006, 13.4 x 18.5 cm
Sonia Rykiel, Ensemble, photographed by Peter Knapp for ELLE, 1971
Sonia Rykiel, Ensemble, photographed by Peter Knapp for ELLE, 1971
Sonia Rykiel, Ensemble, 1972
Sonia Rykiel, Ensemble, 1972
Sonia Rykiel by Dominique Issermann, 1980
Sonia Rykiel by Dominique Issermann, 1980
Kim Williams in Sonia Rykiel Coat, photographed by Arthur Elgort for Vogue, 1984

Kim Williams in Sonia Rykiel Coat, photographed by Arthur Elgort for Vogue, 1984

Yasmeen Ghauri for Sonia Rykiel, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, 1991
Yasmeen Ghauri for Sonia Rykiel, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, 1991
Yasmeen Ghauri for Sonia Rykiel, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, 1991
Yasmeen Ghauri for Sonia Rykiel, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, 1991
Sonia Rykiel Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1982
Sonia Rykiel Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1982
Karen Alexander in Sonia Rykiel Ensemble, photographed by Oliviero Toscani for ELLE, 1987
Karen Alexander in Sonia Rykiel Ensemble, photographed by Oliviero Toscani for ELLE, 1987
Sonia Rykiel Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1988
Sonia Rykiel Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1988
Susan Moncur in Sonia Rykiel Ensemble, photographed by Helmut Newton for Vogue, 1973
Susan Moncur in Sonia Rykiel Ensemble, photographed by Helmut Newton for Vogue, 1973
Sonia Rykiel, Sketch on envelope, 2010, 13.4 x 18.5 cm
Sonia Rykiel, Sketch on envelope, 2010, 13.4 x 18.5 cm
Helena Christensen for Sonia Rykiel Accessoires, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, Fall/Winter 1992
Helena Christensen for Sonia Rykiel Accessoires, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, Fall/Winter 1992
Helena Christensen for Sonia Rykiel, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, Spring/Summer 1995
Helena Christensen for Sonia Rykiel, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, Spring/Summer 1995
Sonia Rykiel, Vest, in ELLE, 1975
Sonia Rykiel, Vest, in ELLE, 1975
Sonia Rykiel, Ensemble, 1973-1977, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Sonia Rykiel, Ensemble, 1973-1977, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Abbey Lee Kershaw for Sonia Rykiel Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2010
Abbey Lee Kershaw for Sonia Rykiel Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2010
Sonia Rykiel, Ensemble, photographed by Francoise Huguier for Domino Magazine, 1987
Sonia Rykiel, Ensemble, photographed by Francoise Huguier for Domino Magazine, 1987
Ines de la Fressange for Sonia Rykiel, photographed by Dominique Issermann, 1983
Ines de la Fressange for Sonia Rykiel, photographed by Dominique Issermann, 1983
Sonia Rykiel Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2010
Sonia Rykiel Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2010
Françoise Hardy in Sonia Rykiel Knitting Sweater for ELLE, 1963
Françoise Hardy in Sonia Rykiel Knitting Sweater for ELLE, 1963
Sonia Rykiel, Ensemble, photographed by Arthur Elgort for Vogue, 1984
Sonia Rykiel, Ensemble, photographed by Arthur Elgort for Vogue, 1984
Sonia Rykiel, Polaroid by Andy Warhol, 1986
Sonia Rykiel, Polaroid by Andy Warhol, 1986
Sonia Rykiel, Polaroid by Andy Warhol, 1986
Sonia Rykiel, Polaroid by Andy Warhol, 1986
Sonia Rykiel, Polaroid by Andy Warhol, 1986
Sonia Rykiel, Polaroid by Andy Warhol, 1986
Sonia Rykiel, Polaroid by Andy Warhol, 1986
Sonia Rykiel, Polaroid by Andy Warhol, 1986
Helena Christensen for Sonia Rykiel, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, Fall/Winter 1992
Helena Christensen for Sonia Rykiel, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, Fall/Winter 1992
Sonia Rykiel, Sweater (l), ca. 1971 and Blouse and Vest (r), 1972-1974, The Kyoto Costume Institute, Japan
Sonia Rykiel, Sweater (l), ca. 1971 and Blouse and Vest (r), 1972-1974, The Kyoto Costume Institute, Japan
Sonia Rykiel, Accessories Sketch, 1990, A4
Sonia Rykiel, Accessories Sketch, 1990, A4
Sonia Rykiel, Ensemble, 1973
Sonia Rykiel, Ensemble, 1973
Sonia Rykiel, Ensemble, 1973
Sonia Rykiel, Ensemble, 1973
Guinevere van Seenus for Sonia Rykiel Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1996
Guinevere van Seenus for Sonia Rykiel Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1996
Sonia Rykiel, Sketch, 1990, A4
Sonia Rykiel, Sketch, 1990, A4
Helena Christensen for Sonia Rykiel, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, Fall/Winter 1992
Helena Christensen for Sonia Rykiel, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, Fall/Winter 1992
Sonia Rykiel Campaign, photographed  by Dominique Issermann for Vogue, 1981
Sonia Rykiel Campaign, photographed by Dominique Issermann for Vogue, 1981
Meghan Douglas for Sonia Rykiel, photographed by Gilles Bensimon, 1990
Meghan Douglas for Sonia Rykiel, photographed by Gilles Bensimon, 1990
Sonia Rykiel, Sketch, 1980, 22 x 17 cm
Sonia Rykiel, Sketch, 1980, 22 x 17 cm
Alana Zimmer and model for Sonia Rykiel, Spring/Summer 2010
Alana Zimmer and model for Sonia Rykiel, Spring/Summer 2010
Anne Rohart for Sonia Rykiel, photographed by Dominique Issermann, Fall/Winter 1983
Anne Rohart for Sonia Rykiel, photographed by Dominique Issermann, Fall/Winter 1983
Sonia Rykiel, Sketch, 1990, 25.7 x 19.9 cm
Sonia Rykiel, Sketch, 1990, 25.7 x 19.9 cm
Sonia Rykiel Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2010
Sonia Rykiel Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2010
Presentation of the Sonia Rykiel Collection in the boutique at 6 rue de Grenelle, 1968
Presentation of the Sonia Rykiel Collection in the boutique at 6 rue de Grenelle, 1968
Helena Christensen for Sonia Rykiel, Fall/Winter 1994
Helena Christensen for Sonia Rykiel, Fall/Winter 1994
Sonia Rykiel, Sketch on envelope, 1990, 13.4 x 18.5 cm
Sonia Rykiel, Sketch on envelope, 1990, 13.4 x 18.5 cm
Sonia Rykiel, Sketch, 1995, 21.9 x 17cm
Sonia Rykiel, Sketch, 1995, 21.9 x 17cm
Jean-Marie Périer, Sonia Rykiel, France, 1998
Jean-Marie Périer, Sonia Rykiel, France, 1998
Helena Christensen for Sonia Rykiel, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, Spring/Summer 1995
Helena Christensen for Sonia Rykiel, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, Spring/Summer 1995
Rosemary McGrotha in Sonia Rykiel Ensemnle, photographed by Eric Boman for Marie Claire, Fall/Winter 1982
Rosemary McGrotha in Sonia Rykiel Ensemnle, photographed by Eric Boman for Marie Claire, Fall/Winter 1982
Helena Christensen for Sonia Rykiel Accessoires, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, Fall/Winter 1992
Helena Christensen for Sonia Rykiel Accessoires, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, Fall/Winter 1992
Sonia Rykiel, Sketch on card, 1970, 12.9 x 17.9 cm
Sonia Rykiel, Sketch on card, 1970, 12.9 x 17.9 cm
Presentation of the Sonia Rykiel Collection in the boutique at 6 rue de Grenelle, 1975
Presentation of the Sonia Rykiel Collection in the boutique at 6 rue de Grenelle, 1975
Nadja Auermann in Sonia Rykiel Ensemble, photographed by Perry Ogden for ELLE, 1994
Nadja Auermann in Sonia Rykiel Ensemble, photographed by Perry Ogden for ELLE, 1994
Sonia Rykiel, Advertisement for her first perfume, 1993
Sonia Rykiel, Advertisement for her first perfume, 1993
Sonia Rykiel Campaign, photographed by Dominique Issermann, in Vogue, 1985
Sonia Rykiel Campaign, photographed by Dominique Issermann, in Vogue, 1985
Sonia Rykiel Campaign, photographed by Dominique Issermann, in Vogue, 1985
Sonia Rykiel Campaign, photographed by Dominique Issermann, in Vogue, 1985
Sonia Rykiel, , Sketch, 2000,  12.9 x 17.9 cm
Sonia Rykiel, , Sketch, 2000, 12.9 x 17.9 cm
Sonia Rykiel by Sergio Gaudenti, 1981
Sonia Rykiel by Sergio Gaudenti, 1981
Sonia Rykiel Fashion Show, 1984
Sonia Rykiel Fashion Show, 1984
Sonia Rykiel, Evening Jumpsuit, 1985, Palais Galliera, Paris
Sonia Rykiel, Evening Jumpsuit, 1985, Palais Galliera, Paris
Sonia Rykiel, Wool Knit Ensemble, 1980-1982, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles
Sonia Rykiel, Wool Knit Ensemble, 1980-1982, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles
Sonia Rykiel, Sketch on card, 2005, 21.5 x 10.5 cm
Sonia Rykiel, Sketch on card, 2005, 21.5 x 10.5 cm
Sonia Rykiel Campaign, Fall/Winter 2013
Sonia Rykiel Campaign, Fall/Winter 2013
Sonia Rykiel Campaign, photograhed by Dominique, Spring/Summer 1986
Sonia Rykiel Campaign, photograhed by Dominique, Spring/Summer 1986
Sonia Rykiel, Sketch, 2009, A4
Sonia Rykiel, Sketch, 2009, A4
Sonia Rykiel Fashion Show, 1989
Sonia Rykiel Fashion Show, 1989
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Sonia Rykiel, 1990
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Sonia Rykiel, 1990
Patricia Hartman for Sonia Rykiel Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1994
Patricia Hartman for Sonia Rykiel Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 1994
Louise Pedersen for Sonia Rykiel Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2004
Louise Pedersen for Sonia Rykiel Fashion Show, Spring/Summer 2004
Helena Christensen for Sonia Rykiel Lunettes, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, Spring/Summer 1995
Helena Christensen for Sonia Rykiel Lunettes, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, Spring/Summer 1995
Sonia Rykiel, Sketch, 1990, A4
Sonia Rykiel, Sketch, 1990, A4
Sonia Rykiel Fashion Show, photographed by Gérard Musy, 1987
Sonia Rykiel Fashion Show, photographed by Gérard Musy, 1987
Illonka for Sonia Rykiel Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1990
Illonka for Sonia Rykiel Fashion Show, Fall/Winter 1990
Sonia Rykiel, Sketch, 1995, A4
Sonia Rykiel, Sketch, 1995, A4
Georgia and Lizzy Jagger for Sonia Rykiel by Julie De Libran, photographed by Juergen Teller, Spring/Summer 2015
Georgia and Lizzy Jagger for Sonia Rykiel by Julie De Libran, photographed by Juergen Teller, Spring/Summer 2015
Sonia Rykiel, Ensemble, early 1980s, Philadephia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Sonia Rykiel, Ensemble, early 1980s, Philadephia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Sonia Rykiel, 1965
Sonia Rykiel, 1965
Sonia Rykiel, Sketch on card, 1995, 12.9 x 17.9 cm
Sonia Rykiel, Sketch on card, 1995, 12.9 x 17.9 cm
Sonia Rykiel and models for a Campaign, photographed by Dominique Isserman, Fall/Winter 1980
Sonia Rykiel and models for a Campaign, photographed by Dominique Isserman, Fall/Winter 1980
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