PARIS--I must admit, when I first heard that Zac Posen was showing his main collection in Paris, I rolled my eyes...just a little. Apparently,Yohji Yamamoto had suggested to Zac that he show abroad--that they would "understand him" better in Europe.
But then, I thought about it. And when you think about it, Yamamoto's logic is indeed logical. Posen tends to design for a woman who doesn't care for trends, who prefers something figure-hugging and frilly over something asexual and de rigueur. The European woman isn't so much a slave to "what's in" as the American woman, which means that Paris is the perfect place for Posen to show. The more European buyers that show up, the better for the designer.
And indeed, it was a show to remember. Along with a stellar cast of models--Karli Kloss, Isabeli Fontana, Crystal Renn--sporting sleek rockabilly-styled coiffs, the looks were lovely. Think Zac's signature silhouette mixed in with some feathers, some trousers, and all with a Spanish flair.