Julie De Libran ambitious plans for Sonia Rykiel rebirth were so promising. But well, for her third season in the “most Parisian houses of all“, De Libran serves us noting more than dusty, boring wardrobe of full of dull corduroy, pretenceful stoles and really, really sad dresses. Nothing caught my eye in the entire collection, even those debutant menswear looks. There is no precise identity to that – and calling everything “Parisian chic” doesn’t work on me anymore. The only thing that really touched my heart, was the carpet and the venue. The carpet was designed by Andre Saraiva while the setting was th St. German boutique of Sonia Rykiel, but totally covered with 5000 French books curated by Thomas Lenthal. That’s chic – reading books.