Zac Posen’s Haute Resort
Leave it to Zac Posen to create some spell-binding gowns for a resort collection. Touring the cobblestoned city streets by day, attending exclusive galas and parties at night? Such is the vacation life of a Zac Posen girl, I guess. Or maybe the term “Resort” is no longer applicable in his eyes, and really it’s just another opportunity to make his bread and butter – amazing red carpet gowns.
A curvy hat tip to the 80’s
As always, the silhouettes were a celebration in the female figure in mostly voluptuous forms. There was a subtle nod to the 80’s with draped cross-body silk, polka dots, a sweetheart (with petal) neckline with a knee length high-low hem, and a few voluminous sleeves here and there. There was only one princess ball gown (huzzah!!), and he spiced it up with a ruched bodice that was brought up into asymmetric straps. Okay, I admit: If I were going to go princess, this would be a great gown to go with.
Bow to the Booty
The booty is in and it is to be revered according to Posen’s designs. The derriere is hugged in a few mermaids and columns, including a red hot, racy silk faille number with flounce sleeves. Um, yes please. Just as soon as I get my spanx on, listen to some Enrique Iglesias and have a glass of wine.
Pencil me in
There were also a few smart work-ready looks thrown in – smart business model, Mr. Posen. He went for vibrant wide-leg cropped pants in moderate sheens with muted button-down shirting. Day wear dresses had a bit of a classic first lady look, with cropped sweaters over pencil dresses…and if you look closely, you’ll see they’re finished with athletic stitching. I need one in every color.
Oh my ombre
The major moment of this collection is the ombre candy red to merlot silk jacquard gown. Building on that same booty-hugging silhouette before delicately sweeping to the floor, Posen added weight and volume in a moderate train and frayed off-the-shoulder balloon sleeves that, so large, might carry her away.
Posen had a few off moments at recent red carpet events, but I think he’s certainly redeeming himself here.