In a book co-authored by Judith Perrignon, French designer Sonia Rykiel has revealed that she is suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. (Read more about it HERE)
Initially I was shocked. But as I began to comb through past runway shows, I realized the signs were there. Instead of prepping her fashion shows backstage, Sonia Rykiel spent the last couple seasons sitting on the side of the shows. During this time, she has been seen less in public and has become more protective of her privacy.
Having watched the illness first hand (first with my grandfather and now with another family member), I can imagine how challenged the otherwise vibrant 81 year-old designer must feel!
But, looking at the latest collections, you may never expect it! And in honor of Sonia Rykiel, (plus my current obsession for all things spring!), I thought we could take a look at some of my favorite pieces from her S/S 2012 Collection.
Sonia Rykiel S/S 2012: