Sonia Rykiel, Madeleine Chapsal & Helene Cixous.
Paris. Editions Herscher. 1985. First edition. Inscribed in ink by Rykiel on half-title - 'Pour June - / love and kisses - / Sonia / July 1985 / My 1st trip for Harper's Bazaar'. A signed photo of Rykiel loosely inserted signed in gold ink - 'For June / Sonia'. Black cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. 216 pages. Profusely illustrated throughout in colour and b&w, 24 pages of drawings printed on glassine paper. 325 x 250mm (12¾ x 9¾"). 1.6kg. 2733500899. French. Near fine; some slight shelf wear to jacket, with rubbing to rear jacket, residue of brown paint to lower edge of rear board, not affecting pages; not price-clipped, an excellent clean copy.
An important monograph examining the first 20 years of 'Queen of Knitwear' Sonia Rykiel's career. The book covers the designer's early life and career and there are chapters on Style, Black, Colours, Knitwear, Graphics and Collections. The images are many and include photographs of clothes, fashion photographs and sketches. The book is warmly inscribed to 'June' from Harper's Bazaar magazine. The photograph, taken in October 1982, show Rykiel in her shop and measures 24 x 18cm.