Born in Turin in 1883, Maria Nielli became Nina Ricci upon arrival in Paris when she combined her nickname with her husband’s last name. Her Haute Couture house was founded in 1932, at 20 Rue de Capucines in Paris, complete with the design atelier and salons for fittings. Her technique, cuts, balance and materials conferred striking simplicity on the Nina Ricci woman.
Infamous for its fragrances, the Nina Ricci House creates Coeur Joie in 1946, the House's first perfume. Its second fragrance, L'Air du Temps, is since 1948 the iconic classic known the world over and that has withstood the tests of time and fashion.
Its fame helped consolidate the House's international reputation. In time it was followed by three new creations: Fille d'Eve, Capricci and Farouche. This rich heritage is still alive today and an endless source of inspiration for the brand and its perfumes.
Today, appointed creative directors in September 2018, acclaimed and multi-awarded duo Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh bring hedonist and fashion forward design expertise to the role, including a poetic and playful yet architectural and grounded approach of the silhouette.
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