Sonia Rykiel Designer Julie de Libran on her Favorite Paris Haunts

March 5, 2015 6:24 PM

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Sonia Rykiel Designer Julie de Libran on her Favorite Paris Haunts

IT SEEMED QUITE NATURAL—fated even—when Julie de Libran accepted the job of artistic director of French label Sonia Rykiel last year. “[The brand] felt like part of me already,” said Ms. de Libran, 43. “I was always very inspired by [Sonia’s] work.” The designer, who previously worked for Marc Jacobs as womenswear studio director at Louis Vuitton, also had several ’70s-era Rykiel pieces handed down by her mother in active rotation in her wardrobe.

Ms. de Libran’s first collection has just hit stores, after an intimate September runway debut at the brand’s Saint-Germain boutique in Paris’s Left Bank, attended by friends like Sofia Coppola, a fan from the designer’s Louis Vuitton days, and photographer Juergen Teller, who provided an image for ...

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