Gallery: Zac Posen SS2014 runway review
Zac Posen's fashion shows have taken on a mythical reputation for couture-level drama and a magical atmosphere. Social media feeds went crazy around the show, and we even included a backstage snap in our 25 Favorite NYFW Instagrams.
This was in no small part due to his supermodel coterie. Coco Rocha, Lindsey Wixson and Crystal Renn all walked for the designer in the spun-sugar, floral-encrusted updos of the day and bestie Naomi Campbell even called to give him a pep talk.
There were the gorgeous structured satin gowns and organza and tulle fairytale dresses we've come to expect from the designer. His over-the-top yet controlled approach to eveningwear and glamour is the highlight of most of his collections and this one was no different. A short dress comprised entirely of long ruffles has definitely emerged as the most popular of the collection for good reason, it's iconic and elegant.
Unfortunately, over all I wouldn't say this was one of his stronger collections. The candy-colored confections and, well, sort of boring feminine silhouettes just did not strike the right note of modern necessary for New York's most fashion-forward industry showcase. Perhaps for a resort collection this little girlish dresses would have been more appropriate.
Posen said he was inspired by the impressionists and I can see how this runway was true to that inspiration. It just didn't hit the mark consistently enough for a designer of Posen's magnitude.