Backstage At Nina Ricci’s Fall 2017 Show
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Backstage At Nina Ricci’s Fall 2017 Show

Think: Parisian rodeo circus queen.

Alfredo Piola

The Nina Ricci show was a carnival of rodeo and circus references that included fringing, metal accents that were seen tips of shoes and as collar clips, yoke seaming and snap closures. Designer Guillaume Henry, who has helmed the storied brand since 2015, gave nod to the American West but reinterpreted under the sophisticated femininity of the Nina Ricci lens.

Henry’s collections are always full of surprises. Last season, the French designer presented a striped soccer jersey motif while this season marked the first time he used pastels in his collection since being appointed the brand’s creative director.

“When I first entered the company, for me, there was no question of pastels at all,” the designer told us. “But then things grow in your mind and you feel that it’s the right moment to do it. It’s very spontaneous.”

Click through for an up-close look at the collection, and to hear more about the inspiration for Fall and why pastels don't *have* to be girly.


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“There are two main inspirations in the collection: the rodeo—not a cowgirl though, that’s too casual, and the circus ballerina,” designer Guillaume Henry said after the show.
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