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Sonia Rykiel pour H&M Collection

Sonia Rykiel pour H&M Collection

Last night, models and celebrities gathered in Paris to celebrate the launch of Sonia Rykiel pour H&M. The Grand Palais, one of the city’s most famous buildings, was transformed into a Parisian fantasy land for around 2,000 guests, who were given a preview of the Sonia Rykiel pour H&M lingerie collection, which debuts in around 1,500 H&M stores worldwide from December 5, as well as the knitwear collection for women and girls, which arrives in around 200 stores on February 20, 2010.

Rather than tease you with footage from the launch party, keep reading to see 21 looks from the collection that you purchase for yourself. I think I know what I'll be treating myself to this Christmas! While I wasn't impressed with the ad campaigns, seeing these individual pieces has me excited. There are some truly beautiful items, like the silk kimono and satin bustier, and the prices are just right. Will you be shopping this collection?

InStyle Goes 3D for the Month of December

For the December 2009 issue, InStyle magazine launched "Gifting in 3D: A New Dimension In Holiday Shopping." Here's how it works: You log onto, hold the pages of the magazine up to your webcam, and magically, 25 brands from Chanel to Intel come to life for a 3D shopping experience! If you are technically challenged (I couldn't get it to work), or don't have a copy of the magazine, you can still watch the interactive gift guides here.

Did you get this issue? What did you think of the Gifting In 3-D campaign?