Born in Turin in 1883, Nina Ricci moved to Monaco with her family. She then settled in Paris, where she spent 20 years refining her art as a couturier and developing her unsurpassed technical expertise. Steeped in Parisian savoir-faire, she pursued her mission to make women look beautiful with a youthful sparkle. In 1932 Nina Ricci established her Parisian couture house. A hallmark of elegance, it would become famous for representing femininity via sophisticated luxuriousness yet an intentionally relaxed style.
By her first creations and in the traditional Parisian style, with the choice of pure light fabrics like silk crepe and lace, Nina Ricci has given her collections more femininity and grace. With her superimpositions of silk chiffon and lace we could feel at the same time romanticism and natural flair. Her main goal was to focus the personality of every woman, proposing a classic wardrobe that favored naturalness over ostentation.
In 2009 Peter Copping was appointed Nina Ricci’s Creative Director. Having worked for fifteen years in Paris fashion (he was the right man of Marc Jacobs in Louis Vuitton), his sights are now set on capturing the essence of Ricci’s femininity through a youthful, graceful style via subtly pared-back, playful sensuality.
Nina Ricci is sold over five continents, in prestigious locations such as Saks 5th Avenue and Barneys New York, Harrods in London, Avenue Montaigne in Paris and the Fashion Avenue in Dubai Mall.