After two seasons of showing in Paris, Zac Posen returned to New York Fashion Week on Sunday, presenting his collection alfresco on the terrace of Avery Fisher Hall, overlooking the fountain at Lincoln Center. And it was good to have him back.
The designer’s loooong, marble runway was a platform for his signature dramatic cocktail dresses and evening gowns, many of which featured architectural elements – peplums, trajectory collars, corseting, – all of which focused on a woman’s hour glass shape with nipped waists and body-hugging – no squeezing -- seaming. Gowns boasted mermaid trains, giant flares or skirts so wide that they brushed the audience’s feet as the models walked by.
This was definitely a serious nod to retro Hollywood glam done up to the max with Posen’s detailed eye. And, if we were the betting type, we’d put money on the fact that we will be seeing some of these confections on the red carpet real soon.
Pre-show, Zac’s mother, Susan Posen, predicted the show would be “dreamy and romantic.” And it was. As always, mother knows best.