The audience was held in bright sunshine for an outdoor ceremony on the family of creative, died Aug. 25 at age 86. Among them, personalities of the fashion world such as Jean-Charles stylists Castelbajac and Alber Elbaz, the photographer Dominique Issermann, CEO of Dior Sidney Toledano and fashion editor Suzy Menkes, columnist TV Mademoiselle Agnès, but also politics as former Prime Minister Lionel Jospin.
the ceremony, celebrated by Delphine Horvilleur rabbi began with the broadcast of a piece composed by the son of the designer, Jean-Philippe, musician and ended with a moving tribute to his daughter Nathalie, herself a fashion woman.
the heartbreaking tribute to his daughter Nathalie
“to be your daughter, great adventure of my life, “said Nathalie Rykiel, who has long worked alongside his mother, honoring” an icon, a legend, a pioneer, a seamstress who mark the time, a free woman, committed, generous a symbol for generations of women. ” It also referred to “the dreaded disease” that killed her mother, she was nicknamed “P to P”, “Fuck Parkinson.”
“I lost my mother my half (…) With you, I have lived the best I have experienced the hardest. I was your daughter, your best friend, your confidante, your partner, your shield, your double, your day and your night, your nurse and your mother, and you likewise for me. ” “Come on, Mom, put your highest heels, your most red shoes, come, now we dance,” she concluded, prior to the sounds of the violin Renaud Capuçon. The three little girls of Sonia Rykiel spoke with emotion memories of a “magical grandmother and a little magician.”
“I admired him, she believed me,” summarized Lionel Jospin
The historian of Olivier Saillard fashion, director of Musée Galliera, hailed a “pioneer of ready-to-wear with democratic ambitions,” which “more than forty years of collections, has imitated and repeated herself.” He recalled that she “deconstructs the idea that high fashion of the time handled with too much aristocracy, ousting hems, pliers, turning clothes, dress frames, sublimating the unfinished”.
“She added more mouths on dresses because she liked to eat, and kiss and lie,” he told the journalist Loïc Prigent, also claiming that Sonia Rykiel “furious at not having had the idea of making flashing the Eiffel Tower at night. “
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