Dress of the Day – Nina Ricci L’Air du Temps by Olivier Theyskens

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Olivier Theyskens drew this sketch the first days spent at Nina Ricci wanting to create a spiral sensation, like the dress would take off on its own. The dress was presented as part of the Spring-Summer 2007 Collection.

Said to be inspired by the very bottle of “L’Air du Temps”, this dress hits me like an urban fairy tale.

Olivier Theyskens L’Air du Temps Nina Ricci Dress
It’s supposed that every little girl dreams about her wedding day, the day she’ll get to wear a crinoline dress and look like a princess.

I don’t recall dreaming about crinolines or wedding days, yet this gown is so princess-like to me that it contradicts my memory.

It looks like a doll’s dress after years and years, like it was forgotten somewhere and survived an atomic bomb attack.

Olivier Theyskens L’Air du Temps Nina Ricci Dress Details
Makes me think about window curtains. Old window curtains.

Lots and lots of thoughts come to me when looking at this Nina Ricci dress. What about you? What do you feel when looking at it? (just lay back, try to empty your mind and pick the first thing that comes to you!) ..

oh, I have to admit that my kids are asleep, so I actually could take that lay-back-empty- your-mind attitude! Wish you could do the same!

(via metmuseum)


#1 kim on 02.20.08 at 4:53 am

2 thoughts:
– gorgeous! I want it!
– kittens! it’s kitty-cat-grey :)

#2 joy on 02.20.08 at 12:32 pm

At first glance, I thought of those brown shelf fungi that grows on the sides of trees.


Oh! And also those awful tacky, toilet paper doll covers!

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[…] The most talented Nina Ricci’s Olivier Theyskens is going photographer. He will create the look book for the Nina Ricci resort collection. I’m impatiently looking forward for a series of photos by Theyskens! Wouldn’t you say he’s got some serious artistic eye? I for one, loved that grey dress his talent spawned so masterfully! […]

#5 Vanja on 11.20.08 at 1:47 pm

Gray crap paper! :)
Oh I like it soooo much!!!
Give me a price for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#6 Vanja on 11.20.08 at 1:52 pm

…Ursula from “Little Mermaid”! :)

#7 Ruby on 08.31.09 at 12:11 pm

– Old cancan dresses,
– my gray duster
– curtains
– apples *i guess that was a pop up in my empty mind not sure where it came from*

#8 s. on 08.31.09 at 3:12 pm

Just 1 thought:

– I want to wear it with a diamond&pearls necklace on a red carpet.

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