Thursday, May 24, 2012

Vintage Nina Ricci Ensembles

It takes a certain kind of woman to wear vintage Nina Ricci.  My favorite pieces are always those designed by Jules Francois Crahay during his years as the head designer from 1954 - 1963.  His designs feature fabulous tailoring with the addition of wonderful, whimsical details.  Here are some examples of his work.





I had planned this post in order to feature this Crahay-designed dress and jacket ensemble from Nina Ricci Paris that I listed on my website yesterday.  Not surprisingly, the ensemble sold almost immediately, but you can still enjoy the photos and details of the design by checking out the listing at Couture Allure