Being able to wear the designer’s clothes to the designer’s show is one of those Hollywood moments that every girl dreams about. (Well, for this girl it was.)
That dream came true when I attended Zac Posen’s show at the Audi Fashion Festival. Yes, the same Zac Posen who dresses celebrities like Natalie Portman and Rihanna.
So I had on my own “Zac Posen for Target” dress, which I found in the bargain bin of a store in Perth, Australia. I got it for a tenth of the original price.
Okay – even though I wasn’t wearing a Zac Posen that cost as much as what some of the socialites were wearing – I still took comfort in the fact that it’s the LBD I use whenever I need to look glamorous (and thin!).
And it is this knack for making a woman look good no matter her size is what makes Posen so sought-after as a designer. The dramatic fishtail skirts, plunging necklines and hourglass silhouettes from his Pre-Fall and Fall/Winter 2012 collection demonstrated just how well he knew and understood the female form.
The Manhattan native opened his maiden Singapore show with a cheongsam-inspired dress, and sent other models down the runway in clothes that were elegant and breathtaking. There were other pieces that also brought to mind the Orient.
They were all definitely crowd-pleasers, judging by the murmurs of approval going round as each look was unveiled. And I – proud in my own Zac Posen – was one of them!
• Homegrown designer Ashley Isham, who broke into smiles at various parts of the show from his front-row seat.
• Posen came out at the end to take a bow, but he modestly decided not to go right to the end of the runway. (He probably realised from the models that it was slippery. Good decision.)
• Two people I talked to said that they wanted to get a Zac Posen dress after watching the show.
• Local model Shelia Sim strutted the catwalk in a daring red gown with flair. Unfortunately, not all the models walked with equal grace. Three almost tripped and appeared uncomfortable in their fishtail skirts. Or again, maybe the floor was simply too slippery!
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My Zac Posen momentBy Desiree Pakiam | Fashion Season News – Tue, May 22, 2012 11:36 AM SGT
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