Zac Posen Spring 2012

After showing in Paris for 2 seasons, Zac Posen returned to New York to showcase his Spring 2012 collection.

It was a very triumphant return and I’m glad I was seated front row to get a close look at the 35 red carpet worthy looks which evoked Old Hollywood glamour.

Coco Rocha, muse and diva extraordinaire on the runway, opened the show wearing a beautiful fitted cream day dress.

Many more day/cocktail looks followed including a very pretty cornflower blue printed trumpet dress and a champagne corded embroidered day dress.

With Awards Season just around the corner, I have a feeling the we will see many of these stunning gowns on the red carpet.

The tulle edelweiss embroidered gown on the left is my favourite look of the season so far.

Haltered gowns, bustier gowns, tulle gowns, duchess satin gowns, strapless gowns and a gorgeous midnight ombre ballgown had the fashion pack in total awe.

Charlotte Olympia provided the footwear in black, gold, nude and silver with a silver heel.

Quirky Illesteva sunglasses were teamed with embellished Judith Leiber clutches and Elizabeth Cole jewelry provided the perfect finishing touches to this Old Hollywood collection.

Bring on the Emmy’s.

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Front Rows: Kelly Osbourne, Ally Hilfiger, Anna Wintour and Leigh Lezark

Favourites: All 35 pieces, but the stand out is the edelweiss gown.

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Kate Winslet, Penelope Cruz, Jessica Chastain, Demi Moore, Susan Sarandon, Eva Amurri, Kerry Washington, Diane Kruger, Zoe Saldana, Angelina Jolie, Helen Mirren, Kate Beckinsale, Abbie Cornish, Elizabeth Banks, Iman, Blake Lively, Eva Longoria, Noomi Rapace, Camilla Belle, Charlize Theron, Marion Cotillard and Marcia Cross

Credit: All photos belong to Red Carpet Fashion Awards

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37 Responses to Zac Posen Spring 2012

  1. mariagabriela December 8, 2012 at 21:47 #

    does anybody know where I can buy the Tulle edelweiss embroidered gown by Zac Posen?

  2. taksi September 13, 2011 at 16:27 #

    IDK feel like he’s done better before; the tulle edelweiss dress is perfection though

  3. aisha September 13, 2011 at 03:39 #

    I looove the whole collection..dying to own anything in an emerald green type of color but in a rich lively fabric….but am i the only one that feels the shoes with that edelweiss gown are too heavy.? oh i hate to have to look so deep into details with such gorgeous pieces present but i couldnt help but give my opinion!

    • Fashion Critic September 13, 2011 at 05:27 #

      I would kill for a piece of this collection.

      I have never been more in awe of Zac Posen

  4. Zarina September 13, 2011 at 00:37 #

    Absolutely beautiful dresses.

  5. molly September 12, 2011 at 22:24 #

    He found just right balance of sophistication, structure, and drama. Stunning. I really hope that someone will wear that blue gown to the Emmys. This is my favorite collection so far.

  6. Erini September 12, 2011 at 20:47 #

    Speechless, what a stunning presentation… bring on awards season!!!

  7. CreoleLady September 12, 2011 at 16:53 #

    I’d like to see Xtina Ricci in one of these looks. I am still reverberating from the way she worked that big Posen gown earlier this year. What a petite powerhouse of diva-tude she was!

  8. Dani September 12, 2011 at 16:17 #

    the emerald green dress… *faints*

    Gahh I love all of them, but honestly, some of these girls look like they need a cheeseburger or something!

  9. arabeszk September 12, 2011 at 15:54 #

    ahhh, what a body of Eniko Mihalik in that gorgeus dress (top line 3rd)

  10. Courteney September 12, 2011 at 15:39 #

    I just love this! Perfect.

  11. Thomas September 12, 2011 at 15:19 #

    not to many designers have shown awards season gowns and leave it to Zac to bring the all out glamor back

  12. maria September 12, 2011 at 14:57 #

    incredible collection.

  13. robbie September 12, 2011 at 14:10 #

    the 5th dress of your post WOW! if i was a girl that would be my wedding dress, it is just spectacular. every piece was amazing though.

  14. ahot September 12, 2011 at 13:29 #

    OMG! amazing indeed. I never really “got” ZP but now i can understand all the buzz about him.
    Congrats on your front row seat @ a major presentation. 🙂
    I feel that soon will be next to Mrs Wintour .. 😉

  15. Ayvee September 12, 2011 at 12:47 #

    What an incredible collection!

  16. laura September 12, 2011 at 12:25 #

    Wow….. That gown. Perfection
    The whole collection is incredible….. It would have been even more magical in real life!!

  17. maria September 12, 2011 at 12:02 #

    wow amazing gowns!!

  18. suzzanne September 12, 2011 at 11:40 #

    A mix-up of Oscar de la Renta, Elie Saab and Roland Mouret. Zac Posen is brilliant!

  19. Stylista September 12, 2011 at 11:06 #

    The tulle edelweiss embroidered gown on the left is my favourite look of the season so far – Yes, FC. Same here. Swooooon!!!!

  20. Alina September 12, 2011 at 10:48 #

    Kate Winslet in the tulle edelweiss embroidered gown at the Emmy’s.

    • Fashion Critic September 12, 2011 at 11:36 #


  21. Jones19 September 12, 2011 at 10:41 #

    The tulle edelweiss embroidered gown on the left is my favorite too. I would be in heaven if someone like Emily Blunt would wear it…le sigh

  22. Iris September 12, 2011 at 10:32 #

    not ScarJo? somehow the edelweiss gown brought her to mind immediately.

  23. rebecca o September 12, 2011 at 10:07 #

    I would die to see Charlize Theron in the tulle edelweiss embroidered gown!

  24. couturecoco September 12, 2011 at 10:00 #

    Oh my, I see what you mean – swoon! Adore each and every single dress here – breathtaking indeed!!! I think the shows this year are incredible.

  25. Hollawa September 12, 2011 at 09:40 #


  26. Andrea September 12, 2011 at 09:23 #

    Wow…uber amazing. Hope you’re enjoying FC x

    • Fashion Critic September 12, 2011 at 11:38 #

      Yes, this is the highlight so far.

  27. noo September 12, 2011 at 09:01 #

    zac posen is AMAAAAAAAAZIIIIIIIING 😀 😀 his designs get better with every year and his vision is flawless 😀 just looking at it gives me goosebumps!!!

  28. Erik September 12, 2011 at 08:49 #

    Imagine the 7th dress in your post (picture 2, dark green) on Emma Stone, perfection

  29. Lucía September 12, 2011 at 07:56 #

    I can’t wait to see some of these gowns on the red carpet 🙂

  30. Lara J September 12, 2011 at 07:47 #

    Wow. Just wow.

    Is it a Fashion Week faux pas to gasp at all the beautiful dresses? I don’t think I would have been able to help myself, seeing as I was doing it looking at pictures on a computer. They must have been even more stunning in the flesh.

    • Fashion Critic September 12, 2011 at 07:58 #

      I do it all the time. I think it is considered a faux pas to show emotion, but I can’t help myself.

      The day I’m not moved by something as beautiful as this, is a very sad day indeed

      • Linda September 12, 2011 at 16:52 #

        That’s an amazing attitude. Don’t ever lose that. Front row seat??? That must have been a dream come true…

        • Fashion Critic September 12, 2011 at 17:16 #

          yes…the gowns were gliding passed my seat..heaven

  31. bridget September 12, 2011 at 07:38 #

    stunning…Also love the blue embroidered gown…

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