Vintage 1980s Sonia Rykiel Magenta Crepe Dress w Wraparound Top Size M


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This is a wonderful 80s era dress by Sonia Rykiel.  The dress is constructed with a wraparound bodice that forms a kimono style neckline.  Either tie wraps around the waist and hangs as a sash belt down the skirt.  The shoulders have large pads in keeping with 80s fashion.  It has raglan sleeves with three matching covered buttons at the cuff.  The dress is made in a crepe fabric, most likely a rayon crepe.  It is in a reddish magenta color - please note that color may appear slightly different than shown on your monitor.  The dress is unlined

Label: Sonia Rykiel Paris Made in France

Sizing: No size is indicated, and although this should fit a medium size, please note the following measurements, taking the style of the dress into account:

Shoulders:  16”, estimated due to raglan sleeve

Sleeves: 23” from estimated shoulder

Bust:  36”

Waist:  28”

Hips:  36”

Overall Length: 46”

It is in very good condition and looks like it saw little use and was very well kept over the years. 

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.  She passed away recently, on August the 25th.  She will be remembered both as the “Queen of Knitwear” and a true fashion innovator.