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sonia rykiel’s state of the art.

by faran krentcil

Sonia Rykiel is known worldwide for her coquettish knits and ebullient runway shows (which end, without fail, in a massive supermodel dance party).

But this season, she's debuting something a little bit different: a collection of drawings from her personal archive of art. The illustrations, which feature everything from abstract designs to detailed fantasy outfits, go on display starting June 4 at the Galerie Catherine Houard in Paris.  They'll stay through July 20, just long enough for les francaises to get their Sonia Rykiel fix before her September catwalk.

But if you can't make her European art show, don't worry - we've got an advance view of the images below.

Plus: Read our interview with Nathalie Rykiel

And check out Sonia Rykiel's exclusive tee for Intermix!