Inspired by French director Henri-Georges Clouzot’s 1966 film “L’Enfer,” Richard Nicoll worked a slew of ideas from that decade into this collection — a departure from his usual brand of easy, modern glamour. Shades of Pierre Cardin came in sheer minidresses with stiff, hooped hems and T-shirts in transparent plastic. The designer also played with the era’s “Valley of the Dolls”-style lingerie with frilled negligees in mint green, layered one over the other. But apart from a series of pretty metallic pieces — such as pink Lurex knits and lamé miniskirts — the retro-futuristic looks missed the mark.

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