Optimism and Obama Mania on the Sonia Rykiel Runway
Friday, October 3, 2008, 09:52 k
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Rodarte’s Obama dress at Sonia Rykiel’s 40th Anniversary show

Sonia Rykiel celebrated 40 years in fashion at Paris Fashion Week.  The first half of the show was filled with Rykiel’s own designs, which were marked by the color and whimsy that’s been missing from most runways this season. While other designers were indulging in reality, Rykiel was working with sheer optimism.

Here are some looks–the gowns, especially, threw caution to the wind:

And the good vibes didn’t stop there.  The show eneed 30 other uproarious looks by designers (like the Rodarte design at the top), paying homage to Rykiel’s 40 years in the fashion biz:

Olivier Theyskens for Nina Ricci

Maison Martin Margiela

Jean Paul Gaultier

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[…] main fashion industry facet this week in Paris. Designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy, of Rodarte, sent a knit dress down the Sonia Rykiel anniversary runway that had “OBAMA” plastered across the chest […]

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Where, WHERE can I purchase, buy, find, get that knit outfit with OBAMA written across the chest?

Comment by Rosetta James

It’s not possible. I think it was just a runway look to honor Rykiel. Plus, it’s Rodarte, so even if it was for sale, it’d be insanely expensive.

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[…] Optimism and Obama Mania on the Sonia Rykiel Runway […]

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[…] Rykiel, who celebrated 40 years in fashion in 2008 and had one of the more exciting runways this season, is currently the subject of an exhibit at Paris’ Les Arts Decoratifs.  […]

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[…] election, some of Obama’s most visible supporters came from the fashion world…remember Sonia Rykel’s Paris runway and Versace’s ode to the President […]

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