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Left Bank icon Sonia Rykiel threw a raucous party last Thursday evening to inaugurate her newly renovated flagship on the Boulevard Saint Germain. Leftist politicians (former Prime Minister Lionel Jospin and Paris mayor Bertrand Delanoe) rubbed shoulders with screen legends Charlotte Rampling and Claudia Cardinale as Rykiel and her daughter Nathalie Rykiel treated the throng of well-wishers to a concert by Cocorosie, Champagne and chocolate cigarettes, which were handed out at the door to French actresses Lou Doillon, Julie Depardieu and Marie-Josée Croze. "She's the quintessence of Saint Germain," offered Rampling of Rykiel. "There's not a lot left of that old aura today." Added Cardinale, "Sonia's an icon. What inimitable style!" Once the older set ducked out, Rykiel threw open a dance party that thumped well into the night.
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