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1980s Sonia Rykiel Striped Pink Wool Pullover Sweater Top w Drawstring

SKU: 7540
Regular price $425.00
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This is a great vintage late 1980's Sonia Rykiel Paris Wool striped oversized top in a pale beige with bright pink horizontal stripes and a drawstring waist. This collectible knit top has shoulder pads, 3/4 length sleeves, upper back buttons and a pointed pink collar.

We especially love the Sonia Rykiel monogram patch on the center front! We always love finding Sonia Rykiel vintage pieces and once you own one of her sweaters, you will understand why she was given the nickname "Queen of the Knits."

If you are hoping to add important pieces to add to your wardrobe, a Sonia Rykiel vintage knit sweater is a must!

Fits a size S/M. Please review measurements provided

CONDITION: Excellent
BUST: up to 36"
SHOULDERS oversized: 20"

About Sonia Rykiel: Inventors who invent something because the thing they are looking for hasn't been invented yet, are always the most successful. We believe that the same can be said about fashion designers! Sonia Rykiel really only went into fashion to create garments she wanted for herself but could not find anywhere. She was never trained as a designer, but she had an incredible eye for style and detail.

In the early 1960's, she convinced a company to make bump revealing maternity clothing for her husband’s family-owned boutique in Paris. During that time, it was considered scandalous to wear tight clothing while pregnant! From there she found Italian machine-knitwear companies that would make sweaters modified from ones she owned to make them smaller, with a higher armhole and tighter sleeves. That is how the prototype for the now iconic Sonia Rykiel "Poor boy sweater" was born. The skinny-ribbed, striped sweater was seen in a boutique by someone who worked at Elle magazine and within a few weeks, Françoise Hardy was wearing it on the magazine’s cover. Celebrities like Brigitte Bardot and Audrey Hepburn bought several of the sweaters.

Rykiel's clothes were a representation of who she was, sensual, witty, and always original. Long before the Japanese became known for it, she was designing pieces with unfinished hemlines and exposed seams. Her pieces changed only slightly from season to season as they were meant to be timeless as opposed to trendy.

Perhaps our favorite fact about Sonia Rykiel is that she was a huge supporter of one of our favorites, Patrick Kelly. She passionately lobbied to have him admitted into the Chambre syndicale du prêt-à-porter des couturiers et des créateurs de mode.

In order to best determine fit, measure yourself or a garment of a smilar style that fits you well. Compare those measurements to those on the item description.

All of our pieces have been professionally cleaned and arrive ready to wear.

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