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Front Row at Sonia Rykiel

Celebrity faces stretched from one end to the other of the disused warehouse where Sonia Rykiel showed her spring collection on Saturday.

Beatrice Rosen

Beatrice Rosen

Photo By Stephane Feugere

ON DECK: Celebrity faces stretched from one end to the other of the disused warehouse where Sonia Rykiel showed her spring collection on Saturday. Sky Ferreira, Leigh Lezark, Izia Higelin, Marie-Josée Croze, Lou Lesage and Pauline Lefèvre were just some of the predominantly French crowd that turned out for the display. Model-turned-singer Imany, sporting a chic turban, was in the middle of a European tour following the release of her debut album “The Shape of a Broken Heart.” “I think I’m not going to have a life for the next two years. That’s what my producer told me,” she laughed.


Vahina Giocante was sitting bolt upright – the side effect of preparations for her upcoming movie “Turf,” in which she plays a jockey. “It’s very physical, and very intense,” she noted. Béatrice Rosen was rehearsing the play “Les montagnes russes” (which translates as “Roller Coaster”) opposite businessman-turned-politician-turned-thespian Bernard Tapie. “It’s a real challenge, because it’s just the two of us on stage for an hour and a half, and I play a character full of surprises, so in fact it’s more like four characters in one,” she said.


Zoé Le Ber said she was working with a dialect coach to get rid of her French accent for the upcoming English-language movie “On The Deck,” which will shoot in Morocco this winter. Meanwhile, stand-up comic Florence Foresti attracted a swarm of journalists hoping for some off-the-cuff comic relief. “The show is in the room, as they say,” she commented, surveying the scene. “Fashion inspires me a lot, for its darker side. Having said that, I think Sonia Rykiel is probably the least annoying of the bunch.”