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Nathalie Gervais presented her last collection in fall of 2001. In 2002 American designer James Aguiar became chief designer, designing for two seasons
During Parish Fashion Week October 2003 Lars Nilsson a Swedish designer showed his first Nina Ricci collection for following spring. He again presented Ricci collection in Paris during Fashion Week in March 2004.
Lars said that he wanted to add some substance to a younger woman's wardrobe. His collection was mostly flimsy dresses, stylish sweaters and skits with in fresh in yellow, blue and orange colors. He was distinguished by his fresh Swedish outerware. Lars is very quickly transforming old couture house into a young woman's world, enticing a new younger clientele. Sleek jackets, cropped sleeves, tiered skirts, and dainty party dresses have all been added. In March 2005 Lars Nillson once again showed collection for house of Nina Ricci at Paris Fashion Week.
Soft and feminine dresses as light as lingerie mixed with fur jackets for cold. There was also an addition of renaissance sleeves, long tweed jackets, and sporty jackets . However collection still mainly consisted of soft piece - fragile blouse with lace, feminine evening gowns, and strapless satin evening dresses. Beautiful flower prints symbolic of Nina Ricci house were seen ranging from tree of life to autumn leaves revealing of his Swedish background. The 2005 spring collection reads like a revamped modern fairy tale! Nina Ricci would be proud!
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