Zac Posen

Zac Posen Woman Spring Summer 2017 – 1950’s cinema was a clear inspiration in this collection, from the dresses worn to the high school dance, to the glamorous gowns worn by Audrey Hepburn on the red carpet. Button-down dresses with swinging skirts came through between wrapped mini skirts and loose-fitting tops. A polka dotted-dress with a sweetheart neckline worn with gladiator sandals brings a sock-hop to mind at first glance, preceded by a chic, simplified take on rockabilly style.

A bright orange jacket with rounded shoulders and a matching skirt was the second look on the catwalk, followed by a white, sculpted biker jacket. Bright brocade and mildly amplified sleeves characterized a number of looks, and then gave way to tailored jackets in blush tones. Sheer fabrics closely followed the brocade domination, embroidered or layered just enough to give an idea of the wearer’s form while still leaving a question. Gladiator-style sandals were worn throughout, the solitary accessory to a vibrant collection.

The fitted bodices and sculptural details one assumes when Zac Posen is mentioned did make an appearance, shadowing more closely than usual the glamorous styles worn by Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and more. An exquisite gown in iridescent lavender closed the show, decorated with swirling embroidery and flaring from the hips to accent the fitted bodice. While the 1950’s was a dominant motif, most of this collection will no doubt translate from the runway, though a few pieces may need more help than others.

Zac Posen Woman Spring Summer 2017


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Written by Lillie Peterson

Lillie is a graduate from UC Santa Barbara with a bachelor's in Classics and a lifelong fascination for fashion and art. A freelance writer and artist, her hobbies include photography, design, drawing and blogging.

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  1. Love, love the Zac Posen Spring 2017 show, where can I get my hands on those darling sandals? I could use at least 3 colors? These are the only gladiator sandals I’ve seen that I would wear.

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