Actress Kelly Rutherford – aka Serena Van Der Woodsen’s mum — from Gossip Girl
“They copy me all the time! Finally I said, ‘Look, if you want your girls to wear Sonia Rykiel from H&M, let’s let them have the real thing!’” So said Nathalie Rykiel, who presided over an A-list social crowd the other night at Bobo, a restaurant in a townhouse on West 10th Street in Greenwich Village. Leighton Meester, who plays Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl grazed in and seemed the perfect muse for the stripy tunics and berets that Sonia Rykiel now makes both in the classic line and, coming this spring, for H&M.
Meester, actress Kelly Rutherford — in a Rykiel white cashmere sweater — social gals like Amanda Hearst, thirty-something Euro tycoons in slick navy jackets, and a few motley stylists jammed into two floors of Bobo, hitting the full open bar and munching on the trays of crab salad going `round…difficult to move without spilling some champs on a mate on the narrow staircase. Still on a cold NYC’s winter’s night, nothing warms the cockles more than free flowing free cocktails.
Trend alert! Don’t be surprised if you spot girls from Broadway to Venice Beach in Rykiel’s “Mon Pull” lightweight black sweaters with the words spelled out in rhinestones. Ditto for pink and black stripey numbers, leather cuffs in Easter egg colors with rhinestone snaps, and berets of all hues with silver bullets in them. All that’s missing is a hot pair of Hudson jeans to top it off.
New looks from Sonia Rykiel for Spring