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September 2014

Julie de Libran

  • The new Rykiel woman

Born in France then raised in California, at 18 the new Sonia Rykiel recruit went to study fashion at Milan's Istituto Marangoni then earned her spurs with Dior, Prada and Versace before working with Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton. In 2014 she launched her own label as well as being appointed artistic director of the Sonia Rykiel fashion house where she now supervises the ready-to-wear and accessories, the Sonia by Sonia Rykiel and Rykiel Enfant lines, and the interior decoration. Her first collection will be unveiled at this autumn's Fashion week.


Par Julie de los Rios


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