Insta-Critic: Sonia Rykiel’s Lesson in French-Girl Chic

Before a set comprised of 50,000 books, Sonia Rykiel’s creative director Julie de Libran sent out a collection brimming with that covetable unstudied, French girl chic, or, je ne sais quoi. That Parisian insouciance came in the form of sequined dresses layered over sweaters or double-breasted coats paired with short skirts. Nonchalent nods to vintage Rykiel turned up in the striped knit wear peeking out from beneath those lavish extra-plush coats that have recently become Rykiel staples. One such coat, tiered in hues of black and beige and worn by fashion week darling Gigi Hadid, made for the instagram statement of the evening.

The studious setting

@AnnaEwers walking for #SoniaRykiel in a navy blue look #PFW @soniarykiel A photo posted by Vogue Paris (@vogueparis) on

Getting very Parisian at Sonia Rykiel

Final! #LeMiroirLeVraiDialogue #FW15 #PFW #regram @modaoperandi

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Gigi on the catwalk

#SoniaRykiel #pfw A photo posted by Richard Johnson (@mrrmjohnson) on

Colored fur at Sonia Rykiel