PARIS — Lola Rykiel embodies the youthful joie de vivre the house of Sonia Rykiel wants to channel these days. The bubbly 22-year-old, who's studying at the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, moved to Manhattan a year ago to pursue a career onstage. As the granddaughter of Sonia, her fashion genes are pretty good, too. (She started by modeling children's clothes at age three.)
"I love my grandma," trills Lola. "I'm on the phone with her and my mom [Nathalie Rykiel] 10 times a day." Now Lola — who has been named Rykiel's brand ambassador in New York — wants to lend a hand in energizing the iconic Left Bank house on that side of the pond. "I go out in Rykiel," she says. "I put on a fur with my jeans and go clubbing. I have an underground circle of friends. Rykiel has a following with young, hip girls."
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