Monday, November 17, 2008
Face of Fashion
I polled the show-hoppers from Paris Fashion Week this season and there was no contest in declaring Sonia Rykiel as the hands down favorite for "Best Show." In a "grande hommage" to celebrate her 40th Anniversary, several major designers submitted looks using the history of the house as an inspiration. Jean-Charles de Castelbajac actually used Sonia's image and trademark hairstyle, the quintessential cornerstones of the brand, as a sculptural tribute to create one of the many showstopping looks that literally flooded the runway with exuberance. Though a bit dramatic in concept, the garment gathers the kind of iconic attention that has surrounded the house for the past 4 decades. The Prince Prints Report says congratulations & Happy 40th Anniversary to Sonia and Thank you for being an inspiration to us all.