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Paris Fashion Week: Nina Ricci's perfectly 'Parisian nonchalance'

March 4, 2011 | 12:29 pm

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Peter Copping's Nina Ricci collection wasn't nearly so sweet as it has been the last few seasons, but that was a good thing. He seems to have caught the same fever so many other designers have, for a new kind of imperfect glamour, or "Parisian nonchalance," as he referred to it in the show notes.

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So all of the clothes were a little unpolished, and the models' hair a little undone. A black full skirt in "metal radzimir" had a rumpled texture, and a mint green skirt suit a fringy surface.

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Rounding things out were what have become Ricci signatures -- lush and touchable sweater coats, softly-tailored suits and romantic dresses with a mademoiselle chic, the best in a black devore velvet calla lily pattern. On a side note, the jeweled headbands were a fresh alternative to the overplayed statement necklace. I'm ready to wear one of those right now.

-- Booth Moore in Paris

PHOTOS:

Nina Ricci fall-winter 2011 runway collection photo gallery

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Photos: Looks from the Nina Ricci fall-winter 2011 runway collection shown during Paris Fashion Week. Credit: Jonas Gustavsson and Peter Stigter / For The Times

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