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Sonia Rykiel: The Queen of Knitwear Dies at 86

Sonia Rykiel’s influence in the world of fashion was seen and often compared to Coco Chanel’s. Both advocated in favor of liberating the woman’s body from sombre tones and skirts. She was seen as a symbol of eccentricity with her designs and it fitted her well since she wanted to make clothes to stand out from the crowd.

Known as the “queen of knitwear”, Sonia Rykiel opened her first boutique in Paris in the 60s. She dressed major figures like Francoise Hardy, Sylvie Vartan and Audrey Hepburn. She will be remembered through her stripes, her flame hair and her perseverance despite her illness.

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Guo Pei’s First Couture Show in Paris

 The designer behind Rihanna’s controversial look at the 2015 Met Gala made her first appearance in the city of Haute Couture in 2016. Held at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, the show featured a blend of Eastern and Western inspiration.

It is true that Guo Pei is fiercely attached to her heritage which she highlights through mandarin collars, embroideries, the choice of the royal gold, the dragon figure, the imperial cape, the long and wide sleeves, the cross-collars, and the cheongsam-esque dresses, but she also manages to bridge the gap between West and East through youthful pieces that reminds us of a classy, “à la Audrey Hepburn” ambiance: aqua and pink, delicate whites, peach and a drizzle of feathers, crystal beads and florals.

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