Vintage Sonia Rykiel Sweater Top 1980s Wool Knit Made in Italy Ladies Small 36


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This is a pullover style sweater top designed by Sonia Rykiel, known as the “queen of the knits”.  The sweater is made in a very attractive solid purplish red colour.  It has shoulder pads, long “leg o’ mutton” shaped sleeves and a rounded neckline with a two button closure.  

Age: 1980s

Label: Sonia Rykiel Paris Made in Italy. 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. 

Material: content label is missing, but definitely wool

Sizing: French size 36 is indicated but please note the following measurements, all taken with the wool unstretched:

Shoulders:  15 1/2” across seam-to-seam

Sleeves:  26 1/2” long, with the cuff unturned

Sleeve Inseam:  23 1/2”

Bust:  32” around, taken under the arms, unstretched

Bottom:  24” around, unstretched, stretches out to 32”

Length: 23”

Condition: It is in very good condition with no pronounced wear, tear, holes or stains or odors - this looks like it saw gentle use and was very well kept over the years. 

This is a very nice quality sweater top......attractive colour, beautiful sleeves!