'Queen Of Knitwear' Sonia Rykiel Dies At 86

'Queen of Knitwear' Sonia Rykiel dies at 86

PARIS, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -25th Augst,2016) - Sonia Rykiel, the French fashion designer known as the Queen of Knitwear, died on Thursday at the age of 86 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease, her daughter told AFP. "My mother died at 5:00 this morning at her home in Paris from the effects of Parkinson's," Nathalie Rykiel said.

The pioneering Rykiel was a fixture in the industry for half a century, launching her own fashion house in 1968 buoyed by the Swinging Sixties craze in London and the emerging feminist movement.