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Sonia Rykiel (b. 1930) started designing for her husband’s boutique, Laura, around 1962. In 1968 she opened the first Sonia Rykiel Boutique. Throughout the 1960s she was known for her snug-fitting sweaters and sweater dresses.

The label “Inscription Rykiel” dates from 1989. In 1999 it was changed to “Sonia/Sonia Rykiel.” She is known for her work in cotton velour and for putting the seams on the outside of garments.

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from a late1960s/early 1970s sweater - Courtesy of poppysvintageclothing

from a late1960s/early 1970s sweater

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from a 1980s wool knit skirt - Courtesy of fuzzylizzie.com

from a 1980s wool knit skirt

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from a 1980s blouse  - Courtesy of catbook1940

from a 1980s blouse

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from a 1980s sweater - Courtesy of claireshaeffer

from a 1980s sweater

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