2009 Fall New York Fashion Week: Zac Posen

Posen found solace in a retro, eclectic Fall collection. The '40s were beckoned through square shoulders, skirt suits, tweed, ruffles, and country florals. The palette was totally autumnal: beige, gold, pumpkin, storm gray, but kicked up a notch with scarlet red, silky lilac, and noir. Posen's muse of the season was sultry actress Paz de la Huerta, who served as his date while he took his finale bow. No Posen runway is complete without drama, that he supplied through the 5 Browns, a bro and sis piano group, and metallic, asymmetrical gowns. There was lots of flair going on — jeweled belts, fancy buttons, satin shoes, studded headbands, and cluster earrings. All the more to compliment his screen siren.

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