Peter Copping brought drama to the Nina Ricci Fall 2013 presentation, positioning sisters Katia and Marielle Labèque at Steinway grand pianos in the middle of his runway to play the Philip Glass song "Two Movements for Two Pianos" as the background music to the show.
Read more about Copping's collection and see all of the looks here.
Working primarily in red, black, and white (with touches of petal pink and dove gray), Copping created a collection that was meant to evoke the "long and lean" silhouette of a dancer. Skirtsuits and off-the-shoulder sheaths segued into more structured, architectural vests and full skirts. Eveningwear was strewn with rosettes, which were particularly striking on a lace-backed radzimir gown. As the models assembled into a phalanx at the end of the runway for Copping's finale bow, you could see shots being fired in the cause of elegance being intellectually interesting once again.