Zac Posen used to throw grand nighttime runway shows in the Bryant Park tents, until he scaled back to intimate morning affairs in the Altman Building, but now he’s going even farther back in the other direction and planning to show his SS11 collection in Paris.
Why? He says, “they understand my clothes.” They being the Parisians, which means we, being the Americans, don’t get it.
The thing is, Zac’s company’s just barely back on track after a very, very, shaky time. Between Target, Z-Spoke and the Chelsea apartment building he had a hand in, they’re probably in a better financial place than they’ve been in a couple of years, but that doesn’t mean they should spend all of that money on a Parisian extravaganza.
Even if his clothes are selling better in France, or Europe, than they are in the States, he’s better off staging a small presentation in whichever city he pleases and abandoning a proper show altogether. Plus, Zac, we get your clothes—and we love them.