Sonia Rykiel: New Artistic Director

Former Louis Vuitton studio director Julie de Libran joins label

Marc Jacobs' right-hand woman, who left Louis Vuitton shortly after the departure of the American design powerhouse, has been announced as the new to Artistic Director of Sonia Rykiel.

French-born, California transplant Julie de Libran, who has also spent time at Versace and Prada, will bring a new energy to the quintessentially Parisienne brand. Rykiel, she told WWD, has had a powerful influence on her own aesthetic. "She was such a powerful woman and she created such a style. I liked that she was a woman designing for women." We'll be watching the catwalk with interest during Paris Fashion Week in September, when she will be showing her first collection for the house.


See Sonia Rykiel's Autumn/Winter 2014 collection here

See Marc Jacobs' final collection for Louis Vuitton here

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