Paris fashion week: Nina Ricci makes menswear ultra-feminine
PARIS (AP) - Though Nina Ricci's safe spring-summer 2014 show broke no molds, there were some subtle surprises.
The ultra-feminine Paris display from designer Peter Copping in sheer whites and pale blues - and a great, bright peacock blue - drew its inspiration in historic tailoring for men.
The back column of a waistcoat was to be found placed on the front of a pale striped, fitted jacket.
Elsewhere, what the programme notes describe as a "redingotes" (a French corruption of the English 18th century "riding coat") appeared as a white technical cotton coat, or a great sequined tweed coat in a shimmering feminine beige.