Sonia Rykiel "Lips" Black Suede / Red Leather Platform Sandals (38.5)
- Retail C$595 + tax
- Size 38.5 (fit up to 39)
- Net Heel Height: 2.75" (4.25" heel, less 1.5" platform) -- very comfortable foot angle.
- Overall Condition: 9.8/10; it appears they were only worn once.
- Made in Italy
- If purchased with Sonia Rykiel "Lips" shoulder bag, purchaser will receive 15% off both amazing items!
ABOUT SONIA RYKIEL:
AN ICON: Sonia Rykiel innovated not just with the cut of her garments, but also with her philosophy of fashion. She collaborated with the popular French mail-order company Les 3 Suisses in 1977 (shock! horror!) and then released a renegade fragrance, 7ème sens, the following year. She designed sweaters closer to the body than they had ever been — a sweater had never been sexier. Declared “Queen of Knits” by Women’s Wear Daily in 1972, Sonia Rykiel became an international icon.
A VISIONARY: She rejected linings and embraced exposed seams, defiantly decreeing that the sweater should be worn against the naked skin. Her clothes were black; they were striped. She made clothes for women who wanted total freedom of movement: women who were explorers, lovers, and nomads. She called her philosophy “la Démode” (a contraction of déconstruction [deconstruction] and mode [fashion]), a neologism that expressed her will to fit the garment to the desire of the woman and not to the whims of thecouturier.LaDémodewas her way of telling women to be eccentric, to create their own styles, and to adapt fashions to their own bodies, just as she had done for hers.