Guillaume Henry’s Sophomore Season at Nina Ricci

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We break down Guillaume Henry‘s moody sophomore collection for Nina Ricci, inspired by Romy Schneider and the pictures of iconic 90s supermodels.

Femme Fatale

The 1971 film Max et les Ferrailleurs (translates as Max and the Junkmen) was the reference point for Guillaume Henry who drew inspiration from the film’s leading character Lily, played by Romy Schneider. Lily’s wardrobe dared to bare with low-cut dresses in the character’s signature shade of red. 

90s Supers

Also on Henry’s pinboard for the season were images of iconic 90s supermodels, namely waif Kate Moss, ice princess Nadja Auermann, and grunge girl Kristen McMenamy – all powerful blondes in their own right.

Fringe Foray

The designer played on the uniform of the Parisian party girl proposing tassels and fringing that laced pretty party dresses, motion ideal for the dancefloor.

Dairy Queen

Cowhide was the choice print for the season, and it formed two standout looks on the Nina Ricci runway – a summer coat and an apron dress. 

Beauty Note

Achieve the casual insouciance of the Nina Ricci woman by spritzing hair with salt spray and gliding lips with a glossy red stain, Parisian style 101.