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Zac Posen is keeping it real

Handout art from Zac Posen's collection.

Handout art from Zac Posen's collection. Credit: Zac Posen

No hype, no fanfare, no celebs —  just a series of one-on-one appointments in his downtown headquarters, where Zac Posen showed his Z Spoke collection for fall 2011.

So how does that translate to you?  Very precisely, Posen hopes.  “This season, it’s all about direct to the consumer and retailer,” he said..  And you will want some of this collection to go directly into your closet.  Find Posen signatures: draped sleeves and architectural detail in a predominantly dark palette — Atlantic blue, steel, slate with a hint of pink.  While the collection boasts dresses for every occasion (including the ones for which you need a perfect body — eek! — those clingy numbers) there’s a sportier vibe that is perfect for daytime and includes some kicky  — cute, even — separates. 

As for the prices? Posen will soon be showing his couture line in Paris — and you know that stuff will sell for thousands.  This makes the $425 price tag very palatable, indeed.

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