Peter Copping is the fifth designer in a decade tasked with reviving Nina Ricci—and he came out of the gate like a thoroughbred. His Paris debut established romantic femininity as its new watchwords; bows, lace and lingerie details among its key ingredients, and himself as a talent to watch after one of the strongest debuts of a previously number-two designer in recent years. A dozen years as Marc Jacobs’ chief design deputy at Louis Vuitton served him well, and he delivered fashion frills with personality and finesse. “I like wearable clothes,” said Copping, who succeeded Olivier Theyskens in April. “I’m not necessarily into being too avant-garde.”

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