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Dream Sequence

Paris…Nina Ricci

Isn’t it just so interesting to see how each designer has responded to the current economic climate? Unlike the Fall collections that were cast in shades of grey and black, Spring has been presented as overwhelmingly bright and cheerful or dream-like and ethereal. At Nina Ricci, Olivier Theyskens fell into the second group. He showed variations on one theme, a silhouette that was raised in front and falling into a full train behind with mutton sleeves that harked back not just to Victorian/Edwardian England but also to the ’80s. The underpinnings varied from black hose to skinny pants, leggings and jodhpurs. Hardly a store buyer’s dream, but theatrically it was romantic bliss.

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in tea-stained hues and watercolor prints were certainly romantic enough to charm those editors.

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