Victorian-era romance reigned supreme on Olivier Theyskens Nina Ricci’s Spring/Summer 09.

He kept it modern with an alluring sensuality running throughout with transparent tops and black stockings matched with nude colors.

The silhouette was beautiful and Theyskens managed to make it look fresh with his use of colors and prints but the dresses did get repetitive especially towards the end of the collection.

It also raises the question as to where Olivier is planning on taking the house. While beautiful and well crafted have made many appearances on the Nina Ricci runway since he became head designer at Nina Ricci (and certainly he’s been a positive influence on fragrances sales. Mommy Dearest even has a bottle of Nina Ricci perfume) but there hasn’t been a consistent true aesthetic and this collection brought us no closer to finding one.

I don’t know how commercially successful this will be but it certainly made for a beautiful show.


  1. Olivier Theyskens really is a visionary! He will have a career like McQueen.

  2. Lovely! I especially like how they combined black tights with those light pastel colored dresses. The collection really is nice to look at, very fairytale like.

  3. Oh I hadn’t seen any from the Nina Ricci collection yet, but it’s lovely! You’ve picked some great looks from the runway! 🙂xoxo,S-C

  4. fantastic choices.they are lovely.i like how the tights are quite transparentit keeps the focus on the clothes.

  5. i love the cascading trains and the sheerness of the fabric—beautiful show–not sure of the theme exactly–kind of over romance but still very lovely.

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