Sometimes James was first called couturier of America; is now remembered for his spectacular party dresses, immortalized in the photographs of Cecil Beaton. If James has a spiritual descendant, is Zac Posen, whose devotion to cause dressing is immune to the trend. More power to him, right? Unfortunately, this was not one of the highlights of Posen. Backstage before the show, said he would introduce “conceptual evening”, and described it as “more sculptural” than usual. Lush does not begin to describe the layered organza and tulle layered dress Strapless, or a pronounced shoulder evening jacket covered in floral jacquard architecture.
Some of the softer clothes and (in the double-face satin white or pink drape tulle hand dyed), were constructed with an extravagance that felt out of place, not only with other tracks, but also carpets red for most of them claim. It is true that silk flowers in updos models and harsh lighting were not doing any favors Posen. He was on a much firmer ground with one hand plisséd strapless cocktail number comparatively simple all in yellow pleated dresses were lovely.
An ultra-peplum fitted skirt worn with a fishtail jacket modern hit a similar note. Dresses will be in the spotlight at the Costume Institute next May, but these are the types of things we hope to see next time Posen gets on the track.