Today, we say goodbye to another legendary designer as French createur Sonia Rykiel have joined the likes of Yves Saint Laurent, Coco Chanel, Cristobal Balenciaga, Hubert de Givenchy and many more in fashion heaven. There’s no doubt that Rykiel’s signature Parisian-woman-look influenced many designers during her career, which spanned close to 50 years.
In 2008, the designer celebrated the 40th anniversary of her house. Not only was it honored with an incredible dinner and party at Paris’ Parc de Saint-Cloud, her daughter Nathalie Rykiel surprised her with 30 looks inspired by Sonia Rykiel created by 30 famed designers like Karl Lagerfeld, Martin Margiela, Jeremy Scott, Stella McCartney, Rodarte, Ralph Lauren, Alber Elbaz and many more. What better way to honor Rykiel than to rewatch the incredible show? Take a look here.