Born in Turin in 1883, Maria Nielli became Nina Ricci in Paris when she combined her nickname with her husband’s last name. Her Haute Couture house was founded in 1932, at 20 R ue de Capucines in Paris, complete with the design atelier and salons for fittings. Her technique, cuts, balance and materials conferred striking simplicity on the Nina Ricci woman.
A century on, Guillaume Henry was named the creative director for the house. The wardrobe he creates for today's woman is desirable and Henry’s fashion captures l’air du temps.