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Zac Posen’s Fall ’09 Collection Boasts 21st Century Elegance

Zac Posen’s Fashion Week show was walked by some of the hottest faces in fashion today, including Coco Rocha, Chanel Iman, Alek Wek, and Jourdan Dunn to name a few. But let’s focus on what’s really important here: the pieces were magnificently crafted, evidence that Zac Posen and his team have been hard at work lately.

The looks featured various historical influences – think high-collared dresses and blouses, Marie Antoinette meets runway. Lately we’ve been seeing vintage influences in style, i.e. Nicole Richie’s boho chic type or ’50s Hollywood glamor, but few designers have incorporated influences into their pieces that date back centuries, especially when they’re not showing couture.

Dresses at Zac Posen featured not only bright hues but also colorful patterns to make for eye-popping outfits. Bright colors are normally reserved for spring, but rules are meant to be broken, right? One common feature throughout many of the looks was the overwhelming presence of volume from top to bottom. Volume doesn’t necessarily equal baggy, though; many of the dresses were cinched in the midsection for an ultra-flattering and form-fitting look. Zac Posen also proved that florals can be translated into autumn if you know how to wear them properly. Take for instance, Coco Rocha’s look: a floral printed skirt paired with a burnt-orange blazer . . . the best of both seasons!

If you thought you had seen it all in fashion, Zac Posen proved you wrong. Although the looks were elegant, they were wearable and relateable for the masses. No wonder Posen has such a huge celebrity following – his outfits can easily be worn to a club or to Starbucks for your daily coffee run.

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