Somewhere in Galliera there is this coat.

Designed by Martin Margiela in 2010, it celebrates the goddess with the red thick hair.

But the goddess Sonia Rykiel passed away this year.

The coat is synecdoque one can barely notice for the reference comes naturally.  The installation only makes it obvious how Sonia Rykiel is a public figure whose image remains in people’s mind. Her peers just wouldn’t stop paying tribute to her.

Not far behind the hairy spectre her little sweater with multicolor stripes stands as yet another symbol.

Sonia Rykiel was so particular, so remarkable, one can hardly ever forget.

Coat by Martin Margiela as a tribute to Sonia Rykiel, illustration © Araso
Coat by Martin Margiela as a tribute to Sonia Rykiel, illustration © Araso

The exhibition Anatomie d’une collection in Paris fashion museum Palais Galliera is extended until February 12th 2017 with new pieces and a tribute to Sonia Rykiel.
Last may we talked about the show here.