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Zac Posen Resort 2010 Collection

Darlings, let's all get a cup of coffee and sit down and offer our opinions on dresses. Ready? Then we'll begin.


Adorable widdle Zac Posen showed his resort collection. Here's what style.com had to say:

"Zac Posen eschewed the forties-tinged Victoriana of his Fall collection to focus on more modern, real-world clothes. It was a sensible move. Taking "clean shapes" as his MO, he touched on everything from simple yet sexy stretch canvas sheaths to tops and wrap skirts in mix-and-match floral prints to jersey button-downs and ruched satin pants in hard-candy colors."

It's a toned-down collection, that's for sure. Lately, he's been trending bit towards more outrageous looks. All of this stuff (well, most of it) looks very wearable. We love the use of prints and color. The shapes and silhouettes are all over the place, from tight and body-hugging to exuberant full skirts. The only real criticism we have is that some of this stuff looks so heavy, which doesn't exactly come to mind when one hears "resort." Still, we like the collection. Favorites: the tuxedo jacket over the white gown, the ruched blue pencil skirt with the brown jacket, the orange and red cocktail dress; Least favorites: that pink one-shoulder dress with all that frippery and that orange gown with even more frippery. Both dresses look like they're going to fly off the models. Literally.






















[Photos: Style.com]


44 comments:

They're certainly easy to identify!

I love the maroon-and-orange cocktail dress the most.

The daffy skintight pantsuit outfit in the middle of the photos (with a pink ribbon wrapped around the middle) is terrible.


Goodness, what DOES "resort" mean now? While there are certainly some lovely outfits in this batch, I'm just scratching my head over the resort label because it seems utterly meaningless.


Right. I was wondering where, exactly, this resort might be. A chilly country that hosts a lot of formal cotillions, apparently. that said...LOVE that olive gown with the giant poppies. LOATHE that print cat-suit looking thing. Horrid.


LOVE the green outfits.


The 7th look down on the right side is completely fucking hideous. Polka-dot jacked and matching...uh, tights? Please don't tell me those are pants, because they are skin-tight. It's the stuff nightmares are made of.


I like a lot of these but they seem a bit trussed up for resort - which I think of as easy dressing for a warm clime.


Looks more like pre-fall to me. In addition to the two you highlighted as "no thanks", I would add the polka dot leggings/cropped jacket. It looks like a reject from Rizzo's costumes in "Grease"

The second dress down on the right really screams Natalie Portman, don't you think?


The first few looks looked like Chanel.

Ugh, the white/black/pink... thing? Hideous.


"I like a lot of these but they seem a bit trussed up for resort - which I think of as easy dressing for a warm clime."

Agree. They're way too fussy for me except for the black and white dress, and even that says business attire vs. resort.


The tuxedo jacket jacket over the white gown is hideous and dated. Who would like that? And more importantly, who could ever wear it and not end up looking stupid?


Look #3: love the coat

Look #12: Ladies, I feel a Nina quote coming on involving the easiest way to look cheap.

Look #13: That skirt is wonderful, although it looks a bit like the trim on my crazy grandmother's couch at the bottom.


i adore the white dress/white tuxedo jacket look

not feelin the short/tight/and shiny green dress six down on the right. it seems out of place. like that is the dress you would wear when the resort is having their pimps & hos themed party


He loooooooves a cape, doesn't he?


Honestly, doesn't every female pine to wear a strapless number with oodles of crinolines at least once, before dying? (see dress #4)

The op-art leggings, not so much.


Enhh...


That doesn't say "resort" to me at all. I do like skirt #13 paired with something else.


I covet that pink gown with the cape. I wonder what the bodice looks like...


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6/3/09 9:39 AM The 7th look down on the right side is completely fucking hideous. Polka-dot jacked and matching...uh, tights? Please don't tell me those are pants, because they are skin-tight. It's the stuff nightmares are made of.


This made me think of the character Cher used to play when she had a variety hr. LaVern or Madge, and she was always at the wash-a-teria doing laundry.

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I was ready to hate this collection because "clean shapes" make me break out in hives.
But I like the fiesta dress, the horizontal striped gown with the melon sleeves, the ball gown with white tux jacket, the fushia gown, and the marron and orange cocktail dress. Nothing earth shattering, but over all pleasing to my eye.


The honey-combed jump suited monstrosity looks like little kid pajamas stretched over a grown person. Awful.


Well, it seems we all agree about the clown suit. BeautifulMonday called it "daffy," which I think is just the word for it. In fact, I predict the only place it'll be seen is Daffy's sale rack.


"Resort?" That nice ruched blue pencil skirt & affected jacket?

Ah well. It's been said.

I liked the restrained B&W in the first row. I liked both looks in the second row, partly because I REALLY like that fabric. The jacket on the left is the only jacket here (other than the tux) I can imagine wearing.

I liked the tux jacket over white gown, although it looked like a shot from a magazine editorial set after a posh beachside party with the girls sheltering in their escort's jackets, rather than an ensemble.

I also liked the green skirt with horizontal black polka dots that is in the seventh row down on the left, although I question the jacket very seriously.

Pants range from why? to hideous. Heidi may well show up in the orange, shiny pair, though I hope she eschews the pink cropped top. The brown/olive with giant florals slacks remind me of a tragic mistake I owned & wore in the 1970's. These are no more flattering.

Others have said plenty about the polkadot jammies tied round the middle with pink ribbon.

I think I like the pink gown under the cape, and I LOVE that if I had anywhere to wear it and many thousand extra dollars, I could buy a gown with matching cape.

While it is not really wearable, on the model I enjoy the orange gown with enormous bows. It would not work in life, but it is beautifully swooping in the posed photo. ("swooping" - technical term, yes?)

Which is why the short pink giant bow dress is hideous. No swoop.

Some of the least interesting are the ones we'll surely see worn - among them the short green shiny dress and the deep pink (rose)? long column in the next to the last row.


My favorite is the tweedy looking short jacket (over the tweedy looking dress).

The orange gown might actually be nice sans frips.

The little dress above the orange gown is cute enough.

I'm curious about the white gown beneath the tuxedo jacket. The hem look interesting. But the jacket, ugh (sorry, Boys!).


@BrooklynBomber- Glad you agree. That word instantly spring to mind.

In fact, I predict the only place it'll be seen is Daffy's sale rack.

HAH!


Half of this stuff I love love love and want right now (esp the green/black skirt and the black/white dress with the bit of orange peeking out), and the other half is horrible (anything involving that hideous green flower print fabric and the ones TLo mentioned).


I love love love the orange dress that's darker on top (second from bottom on right). Do want!


I like 1-10, 13, 17, 18, 19 (I am a sucker for a cape).

I like several individual pieces on some of the ensembles that I did not select.


I don't know what resort means either, but hopefully it at least means that we will see season appropriate outfits on the red carpet this summer.

Personally, I think resort collections are a high falutin' way of designers showing their more casual, fun, "non-important" stuff. Could there be anything more outdated and irrelevant than "resort wear." Even when the richest of the rich vacation, they go around in big T-Shirts, baggy shorts and flip flops with fudge-sicle juice drizzling down their arms [/Julia Sugarbaker].


I liked a few.
Then... W.T.F.?


I don't like pink in any way, shade, or form...but I LOVE #17. That hot raspberry is gorgeous.

SisterZip


Zac. What a crazy bitch.


There are some downright gorgeous pieces in this collection.


See I feel like I "get" Zac Posen and as soon as the restraining order expires, I'm hopping the next plane to NY to do some more looking into his sooouul.

To me, Zac is doing the same stuff that the haute couturiers do but he uses styling and setting just as much as he uses design. Some of the ensembles are over the top and CRAAAAZY, but take the blouse by itself or the pants in a "normal" fabric and you see useful applications of his designs. I don't know if the LaVerne outfit is supposed to be serious, but perhaps it's the print that he is promoting more than the design. I see the same thing with McQueen and his plaids and other prints. McQueen will send out an outrageous design inspired by some mystical 18th century literary piece. In ZP's case perhaps he will send out some outrageous design inspired by a character on a 1970s sketch comedy show, but in the end with both of them, it is more about the print, the color combination or the basic silhouette.

He seems to have a very editorial eye, I think he should assemble one of his collections as a fashion story in a paper or electronic lookbook / editorial.


If I was thin enough and rich enough I would want many of these pieces. The use of orange/burnt orange great to see. The large flower print was awful but the design very nice. Very nice wrap skirts. The black/white my fav's. The raspberry long dress with black detail was perfect. The bows almost as big as the model ridiculous. Burn the stretch jump suit and the jockey outfit.


This is resort wear? I see five ensembles* there that I'd wear to the office. And, no, I don't work at a resort!

*the two black-and-white ensembles in the first row, the outfit second row left, the green/black skirt and green jacket, and the blue ruched skirt and brown jacket. I could also take the blue jacket and the green blouse it's over and pair them with something other than those floral pants, and wear those to the office.


Lisa: "Honestly, doesn't every female pine to wear a strapless number with oodles of crinolines at least once, before dying? (see dress #4)"

YES. Yes, yes, yes! I love that dress and want to wear it on my next birthday. Or at least one like it!


I luuuuuuurve this collection except for perhaps the brown-ish floral print pants. Those are naaaaasty.

And I agree with whoever said it looked more like pre-fall. But I still love it. It's fabby.


Miss Heather

Boys, normally I'm a kindrid spirit, but in this case - with the exception of the maroon-and-orange cocktail dress, which is cute, and look #1, which is boring, I find these unspeakably HIDEOUS.

But I am in agreement with you that these are of questionable resort-ness; in fact, I'll go a bit further and state affirmitively that these are NOT resort looks. Mr. Posen might wish to specify which 'resort' he had in mind for these ensembles.


Last resort?

As in court of last resort?

I liked most of them, I am just answering.


The maroon-and-orange cocktail dress is fabulous.


" Kali said...
I covet that pink gown with the cape. I wonder what the bodice looks like.."

Really? More power to you, honey.


a said: To me, Zac is doing the same stuff that the haute couturiers do but he uses styling and setting just as much as he uses design. Some of the ensembles are over the top and CRAAAAZY, but take the blouse by itself or the pants in a "normal" fabric and you see useful applications of his designs. I don't know if the LaVerne outfit is supposed to be serious, but perhaps it's the print that he is promoting more than the design. I see the same thing with McQueen and his plaids and other prints. McQueen will send out an outrageous design inspired by some mystical 18th century literary piece. In ZP's case perhaps he will send out some outrageous design inspired by a character on a 1970s sketch comedy show, but in the end with both of them, it is more about the print, the color combination or the basic silhouette.



I get what you're saying, a, and I agree with you. It's an idea that makes it a little easier for me to understand designers like Gaultier and McQueen.

I love that polka-dot get-up. It's so completely nuts, and it makes me laugh. I wouldn't be caught dead in it, but I'm loving it anyway.


I LOVE the floral print pants. I'm a guy and I would wear those.


fashionablylate

More hits than misses. His color palette is wonderful.


Not sure I agree with your assessement. The black-and-cream/pink pedal pusher get-up is a huge ol' oops. Same with the orange/pink pedal pusher disaster. No normal woman could ever pull that off. Howev, that green-and-cream skirt with the blue silk floral top is outrageous and ultra sexy. The frippery you talk about is successful on the orange gown IMHO...that shizzle's architectural.





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