Feature: Nina Ricci. Let me just start by saying, thank you Olivier Theyskens. You are a genius. Since I pretty much view fashion as an artistic medium, not necessarily one for consumption, I hope you can appreciate the Spring Nina Ricci collection for its creativity as much as I do. The raw yet ethereal element literally makes my heart race. The color palette, texturing, layers, patterns and structure: all of it. I have a hard time imagining how he combined all of this together, but all I know is, he did. Is the recurring silhouette of an open skirt a little strange? Yes. Is it amazing? Yes.
Also, on a sidenote, I'm just wondering if the theme for Spring 2009 is ugly makeup? Some of these models' face make them look like corpses. All images courtesy of style.com