Zac Posen's fishtail frocks at New York Fashion Week Fall 2012 - Gallery
In yet another collection that showed an Eastern influence, Zac Posen gave his occasionwear a Japanese twist for Fall 2012. Models with spiky buns took to the runway in a collection that consisted mainly of tailored skirt suits and super-fitted dresses in silk and jacquard, and what the designer is perhaps best known for - killer evening gowns.
There were a few pairs of trousers and the odd daywear piece, but Posen is under no illusions that he's best when he's doing high octane glamour with serious sex appeal. The fitted cocktail dresses were gorgeous, with a slight 40s feel with peplums and nipped-in waists. A tomato red suit with cutout neckline was very 80s Thierry Mugler.
But the dramatic fishtail dresses with origami pleats and heavily structured tops were no doubt the stand-out pieces of the show, along with that finale dress, a huge blue ballgown modelled by Posen's muse, Coco Rocha. The only question now is who will snap up one of these babies for the Academy Awards?