Sonia Rykiel, Fashion Designer for the ‘Fragile, but Strong,’ Dies at 86
Sonia Rykiel, Fashion Designer for the ‘Fragile, but Strong,’ Dies at 86 - The New York Times (Love the outfit on the right--not the coat and hat, but that sweater over pleated skirt, tights, heels--beautiful.)
Part of Margiela’s right amount of wrong and one of his most requested vintage collections, is seen in his infamous play with proportions. The ingenuity of his 2000 Oversize collection, size 78 IT, isn’t just in how he reworked massive traditional shapes with scientific precision, but also in the details on the fringe of the collection. Literally, the fringes were a visually epic example of how Margiela consistently challenged fashion’s preconceived notions of style and beauty.