Elbaz used fur as if it were to be found on trees: in skirts, jackets, dresses — and even a black fur rucksack that had fashion insiders gasping.
Then he had button down fur bands and lapels — and one model capped it all by sporting a gray fur bust.
The Nina Ricci show progressed from covered up chic to complete see-through in a feminine show that channeled designer Peter Copping's fascination with the vintage and romantic.
And, of course, the signature flowers.
Nostalgic colors like silvery purple, deep plum and burgundy mixed up with sequined dresses with hints of the 1930s. Elsewhere, there were some dropped waists and one great black and white flying jacket with huge 1970s lapels.
The use of fur was notable, appearing inventively as luxuriant streaks or insets on capes and jackets.
The final series of high, sheer gowns had a feel of a sensual prude that might have been borrowed from Valentino.
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