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Paris Fashion Week: At Nina Ricci, romance wins out

March 5, 2010 |  4:00 pm


In just his second season at the house, Nina Ricci designer Peter Copping is carving out a new niche for old-fashioned Parisian chic. It's not a look we've seen a lot of on the runway lately, and it had real charm.

Key pieces included a ladylike wool pencil skirt, a tweed jacket with a defined waist, Liberty print blouses, a black bustier dress with lace and ribbon insets, and a red floral jacquard evening coat with a round collar. Silk flower corsages and belts were fun, as were flirty platform pumps. Instead of peek-a-boo cutouts over the toes, they had peek-a-boo cutouts in the backs of the shoes.

And for those anti-fur advocates out there, it should be noted that Copping used faux fur trim on a slouchy moleskin coat and soft knit cardigans. It looked just like the real thing. 

-- Booth Moore in Paris


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Photos: Nina Ricci's fall 2010 runway in Paris. Credit: Peter Stigter and Jonas Gustavsson / For The Times