Vintage Sonia Rykiel Intarsia Sweater Man Woman Faces Sz 40


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This is a Sonia Rykiel intarsia sweater that features a wonderful graphic of an intersecting man’s and woman’s face.  The faces are rendered in strong tones of yellow, gold, orange, magenta, blue, purple, green and flesh tone.  There are pink rhinestones affixed to the woman’s lips.  This Sonia Rykiel intarsia sweater is made in a pullover style with a jewel neckline that is decorated with a matching bow at the centre front.  It has 3/4 length sleeves.  It has raised seams on the exterior, a technique that Rykiel pioneered.  The bottom left of this Sonia Rykiel intarsia sweater has a metal SR affixed to it.

Sonia Rykiel began designing in 1962 because she was pregnant and couldn’t find a sweater that would fit her properly.  She started her business in 1965 and became noticed by Vogue magazine in 1967.  She opened her flagship store in Paris in 1968.  

Label: Sonia Rykiel Paris

Age:  Difficult to say for sure, but probably 1980s / 90s

Material: 85% cotton 15% cashmere Made in Hong Kong

Sizing: French size 40, which is equivalent to a US size 8/10 is indicated but please note the following measurements, keeping the stretch of the knit of this Sonia Rykiel intarsia sweater in mind:

Shoulders:  14” across seam-to-seam

Sleeves:  19” from the shoulder seam

Sleeve Inseam:  13 1/2”

Bust:  36” around

Bottom:  32” around

Length: 23”, measured flat

Condition: Pre-owned, but this Sonia Rykiel intarsia sweater is in very good condition with no signs of wear, tear, holes or stains or odour - this looks like it saw little use and was very well kept. 

This is a very nice quality Sonia Rykiel intarsia sweater - wonderful design that is not common!