Tied Up With Symbols - Nina Ricci

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Tied Up With Symbols

Tied Up With Symbols - Nina Ricci

How do you convey the Nina Ricci spirit in symbols? Robert Ricci constantly draws on Greek and Roman mythology for the connotations and forms necessary to create a world that is both unique and immediately identifiable by all. A whole catalogue of symbolism designed as an entryway into the feminine, optimistic and multifaceted world of Nina Ricci.

We take a look at three strong symbols of the Parisian fashion house - the Three Graces, the Apple and the Dove - revisited by Polina Zinziver, a firmly future-facing digital artist.

3 Graces - Nina Ricci
Dove - Nina Ricci

The Three Graces: diverse feminine trio

The Three Graces & Nina Ricci: The poet Pindar, talking of the Three Graces, Aglaia, Euphrosyne and Thalia, said that they make everything enchanting and sweet. Symbolising life in all its plenty, each one embodies her own type of femininity - sensual, romantic or wild.

Just like the Nina Ricci muses, christened Vénus, Flora and Les Filles d’Ève, chosen by Robert Ricci to embody the house’s perfumes. Descendants of the figures in Botticelli’s Primavera and The Birth of Venus, as unique as they are womanly.

3 Graces - Nina Ricci

The Three Graces in 2022

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The Apple: deliciousness meets temptation

The Apple & Nina Ricci: If there is one symbol that immediately brings to mind seduction, it’s the apple, the forbidden, desired and desirable fruit eternally linked to the Garden of Eden.

By revisiting it as a bottle, soft to the touch and very feminine in its curves, Nina Ricci is making the fragrance immediately accessible. Seeing a perfume in an apple, everyone knows that it will be delicious and seductive. Nina all over.

Apple - Nina Ricci

The Apple in 2022

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Apple - Nina Ricci

The Dove: ode to pure joy

The Dove & Nina Ricci: The very essence of pure, unadulterated joy, blending delicacy with timelessness - what better reflection of the Air du Temps spirit than the dove, symbol of eternal love and purity? Nina Ricci’s two intertwined doves above a whirlwind call forth a form of potent emotion conveying hope and freedom.

It’s the messenger bird that ties in naturally with the feelings carried by an iconic perfume.

Dove - Nina Ricci

The Dove in 2022

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