When I first glanced at the pics of Zac Posen’s Fall collection, I got all the feels! From his gowns with tailored bodices attached to ball gown + midi skirts + the expert draping abilities he’s known for, Zac presented pieces full of practical fantasy easily attainable by any wearer. Maybe it’s the textiles he chooses to work with when layered together to create a tiered effect or maybe it’s the idea of taking floral ribbon sewn on black mesh fabric to give the appearance of walking through a cloud of blooms in need of escape + finding the Posen woman as their vehicle for their freedom. But regardless of such things, each piece made anything seem possible from a day at the office, wearing a shirt dress in his famous Liberty print to a skirt suit with an almost bolero style jacket with three-quarter sleeves.
With every piece, you get lost in the smallest of details. From the embroidered holes, creating a pointillist floral design, at the bottom of sleeves kissing their cuffs, to the same detail on fabric panels that hang off the shoulders of a dress like a petal-like capelet to velvet ribbons sewn on vertically creating a caterpillar effect on autumnal colored floral printed textiles, you can’t but help get all the feels. Then you have a delicately layered collar with ruffles on a white top with long ties, under a blue blazer, as the same ruffles peek through covering the wrist, paired with a blue maxi skirt with a very high slit, reminiscent of a film noir femme fatale from the Forties punctuated by his amazing T-strap platform heels bearing a chunky block heel.
The more I stared, the more I could envision old Hollywood icons like Josephine Baker, Lauren Bacall + Greta Garbo, the same way I could see today’s Cate Blanchett, Ruth Negga + Tavi Gavinson lounging in many of these looks, breathing real life into Zac’s pieces seen below. I’ll be surprised to not find one of his gowns on the red carpet for the upcoming Oscars.
(via VOGUE RUNWAY)