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Julie de Libran and Sonia Rykiel have parted ways, the French company announced today. Sonia Rykiel, a brand synonymous with Left Bank joie de vivre and stripes, celebrated its 50th anniversary in spectacular fashion last year. Bananarama were hired to perform at the Fall 2018 show, and Spring 2019 coincided with the rechristening of a Paris street as Allée Sonia Rykiel in honor of the house founder, who died in 2016. The staging of that collection showcased the label’s close ties to the neighborhood: de Libran’s son walked in the show, as did other children. In July, a one-off couture collection demonstrating what de Libran called the “savoir faire of Rykiel’s amazing atelier”... Full story

14 March