Sonia Rykiel, fashion designer, was born in Paris, France in 1930; she is noted for her Poorboy sweater [a snug-fitting, pullover sweater with ribbing on both the body and sleeves] creation. The designer also loved experimenting with seams, designing the “inside out sweater”, along with playing with the cuts of garments. I think Rykiel is an excellent example of an historical influencer in today’s fashion who fashion designs are getting reinterpreted. Personally, am not the biggest fan of her work but you have to give credit where credit is due; she contributed so much to the fashion industry and designers are still being influenced by her today!
[Betsey Johnson sweater]