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Paris Fashion Week: Nina Ricci's Peter Copping has excellent timing with feminine styles

October 2, 2009 |  4:00 pm
Nina ricci From the self-assuredness of his spring collection, you would never have known that Peter Copping has only been at the helm of Nina Ricci for a matter of months. Of course the designer -- who took over from Olivier Theyskens -- also has the advantage of timing. His first collection for a house known for its soft femininity comes exactly when fashion is swinging that way, with lace, tulle and lingerie-like details showing up on the runways everywhere.

Gone were the high-minded concepts, challenging silhouettes and extreme shoes of Theyskens' reign. This collection wasn't so much about a look as it was about appealing, wearable pieces in boudoir pales, blue and black.

Leather leggings embroidered with lace; a versatile, silk crepe pleated jacket; lace and tulle T-shirts worn over floral print bras, and black lace-covered booties hit the boudoir trend on the head without being vulgar or exploitative. Completely charming.

-- Booth Moore

Photos: Nina Ricci's Spring-Summer 2010 runway

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Photo: Nina Ricci's Spring-Summer 2010 runway. Photo credit: Peter Stigter and Jonas Gustavsson / For The Times

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