Sunday, 22 February 2009


Paris was amazing! The city is so beautiful, I fall in love with it every time.
There's so much to say I don't know where to start.
Thank you for all your wonderful goodbyes when I was away. Sorry I haven't posted even though I've been back since Sunday. They was so much to catch up on, and I had to be back to uni on the Monday. A harsh back to reality!
The best exhibition I went to see in Paris was The Sonia Rykiel Retrospective, celebrating 40 years, at the Louvre. It's been running since 2008 so many of you might have seen it, if not then you absolutely must. It completely blew my mind. There were two floors showcasing previous collections, stunning photography, magazine articles, documentaries and around 30 silhouettes signed by other top designers in homage to Rykiel.

These designs were by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Christian Lacroix, Martin Margiela and by Jean Paul Gaultier after Sonia Rykiel spring/summer 2009 ready-to-wear collection

The only photos I could find online of the collection pieces were badly taken tourist photos, which is a shame. The collections were so beautiful the photos dont do them justice at all.
The exhibition did actually make me hate the English, there were groups of college fashion teens who knew nothing about anything, went round taking photos with the flash against glass, asking if the tracksuits were Juicy Couture and saying that they'd never even heard of Sonia Rykiel.
Jean Paul Gaultier Illustration

Despite the annoying English teens the exhibition was completely mind blowing and I would urge everyone to go and see it. I have always loved Sonia Rykiel but never knew the extent of her wonders.

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  1. The exhibition looks and sounds wonderful! I loved the re-interpretations of Rykiel's work by other designers, especially the Margiela hair!

  2. Is Sonia Rykiel still on? I badly wanted to go see it because she is one of my favourites ever. It looks amazing from your photos.

  3. Its on until March I believe, if you can go, you must! Its so awesome.

  4. Nice post. I love Sonia Rykiel! A very fun designer. Please visit my blog!

  5. That's an exhibition I would love to go to! When I was in Paris in August, I was at the Valentino-exhibition at the Musée a la Mode et du Textile. That one was great too.

  6. the black and white photos above are among the best I've seen in a while.