The French fashion house Nina Ricci has been known for creating classically romantic clothing for women since its founding in 1932. Initially managed by Italian born founder Maria “Nina” Ricci and her son Robert, the brand's rich history has included a number of different designers. In 1998 it was acquired by Spanish company PUIG which had overseen their fragrance distribution in Spain for many years prior to the merger. Since 2015 Guillaume Henry occupies the post of creative director at their atelier in Paris.
In the early 60s a first attempt at introducing Nina Ricci fashion to the Australian market famously failed due to the petite sizing of the French designs not quite fitting Australian women. Nina Ricci also made the headlines a few decades later when their Paris Fashion Week 2013 show was interrupted by two topless Femen protesters who stormed the runway mid-show.
Today Nina Ricci sells their elegant collections in boutiques and department stores all over the world. Other than clothing and accessories like shoes, bags, watches and sunglasses the company is famous for its refined catalogue of fragrances. Their iconic fragrance L'Air du Temps has enchanted generations since it was first presented in 1948. This legendary Nina Ricci perfume is presented in a crystal bottle with a dove design and remains as topical and successful as ever.