Sonia Rykiel and Lancome to Collaborate on Cosmetics Collection

Posted on March 5, 2016

Julie de Libran at Sonia Rykiel

Lancome has announced its will collaborate with Sonia Rykiel on a makeup collection that will launch in Fall 2016. The two French houses have designed a full color collection.

Julie de Libran, Artistic Director of Sonia Rykiel, (pictured above) says in a statement, "In Lancome I see the free and joyful Rykiel woman who makes her own choices. A beauty that is sometimes natural, sometimes sophisticated but never subjected to diktats. Our two houses share a modern vision of femininity which, I believe, is tangible for today's women."

Lancome Managing Director Francoise Lehmann says, "Sonia Rykiel is the ultimate incarnation of a certain idea of the Parisian. A woman who cultivates her joyfully emancipated freedom and refuses the imposed choice of depth or lightness, a woman who is simultaneously seductive and in love. It is the 'Saint-Germain spirit', the idea of happiness in one's own image, actively constructed every day."

The collection will be called the Sonia Rykiel x Lancome collection. It will go on sale starting August 2016. Vogue UK suggests looking at the Rykiel spring/summer 2016 collection for color clues.

Photo: David Bailey for Sonia Rykiel