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Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies At 86 Years Old

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Industry fashion again grieving because Sonia Rykiel has just passed away at the age of 86 years. This news was officially delivered by his daughter, Nathalie Rykiel who served as Managing and Artistic Director from the fashion house founded by Sonia. “My mother passed away at 5 this morning at her home in Paris as a result of the effects of Parkinson’s,” Nathalie said. Sonia has indeed been battling Parkinson’s disease for a long time, as she revealed in 2012.

Sonia Rykiel was born in Paris on May 25, 1930 and became one of the leading designers after opening her first store in 1968. Big names like Audrey Hepburn, Briggite Bardot and Catherine Deneuve were her first clients. During her lifetime, Sonia was known as Queen of Knitwear for successfully and consistently presenting a collection of knitted clothing with a more fashionable and modern look. In 2009, he won an award The Order of Legion d’Honneur for his contribution to the French fashion world for 40 years.

  Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies At 86 Years

Goodbye Sonia..

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