nina ricci

Prettiest 1970s Nina Ricci by Gerard Pipart Deep Red Floral Pattern Silk Skirt w Pockets

This wonderful skirt is from the Nina Ricci Boutique ready to wear line. The Ricci atelier was launched in Paris in 1932, with Nina retiring from designing in the early 1950s. Jules Francois Crahay then headed the design team until he left for Lanvin in 1963. Gerard Pipart took over from Crahay and stayed on with Ricci until 1998. This skirt is just the prettiest example of the sweetness the house could do in terms of design. It is exceptionally easy way to add a bit of vintage into your wardrobe and have a stand out piece at the same time.

The skirt is made out of a woven silk that is absolutely beautiful. The weave creates this beautiful floral pattern. The backdrop is a inky black and then the red flowers pop off of that in a soft and pretty way. The flowers are highlighted with a bit of a silver gray and a soft blue that is just very pretty. It is banded at the waist and then falls open and full from there to the floor. I did not photo it with any crinolines underneath. The fullness that you see is created by the way it is inset around the waist and the sheer volume of fabric in the skirt. That said even with the fullness it is light in weight and easy to wear. If you wanted it to be even fuller you could easily add an underskirt. It is exceptionally beautiful and it even has pockets. It appears to have been worn very little if at all. Excellent condition

Unlined and closes with a zipper and hook and eye at the waist. Pockets hidden along the seam of each hip. Some hand finish inner seams and built in stiffening along the inner hem. It looks to have never been worn or worn very little.

Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Length: 41" from waist to hem with 3" turned under

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# S988

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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