There are two things you can always expect from a Zac Posen show: Coco Rocha will open and close and we will be treated to high-octane, glamorous looks.

Even though E! were broadcasting their Grammy’s ‘Live from the Red Carpet’ show at the same time, there was no way I was going to miss Zac Posen’s Fall 2012 presentation with the Oscars just around the corner.

I made the right decision because there were many breathtaking demi-couture gowns with an Asian-inspired twist.

Impeccably cut skirt suits, cocktail dresses, body-conscious dresses and mermaid gowns in satin, silk, jacquard and brocade were so fitted that the models had to take tiny steps to prevent themselves from toppling over.

Geisha makeup and sleek updos with spiky crests added to the drama, as the designer took us on a romantic journey of old-Hollywood glamour.

Aside from the jaw-dropping gowns, the designer presented some daywear pieces including pant suits, silk ensembles accented with a colourful obi belt, luxe coats, chiffon blouses paired with fitted fishtail skirts, and fur capes.

Make your Oscar wish lists now.

Front Row: Dita von Teese and Kate Mara

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Penelope Cruz, Christine Baranski, Dita von Teese, Jessica Chastain, Demi Moore, Susan Sarandon, Kristen Wiig, Eva Amurri, Kyra Sedgwick, Amber Heard, Kerry Washington, Diane Kruger, Zoe Saldana, Angelina Jolie, Helen Mirren, Kate Beckinsale, Abbie Cornish, Elizabeth Banks, Iman, Minka Kelly, Camilla Belle, Charlize Theron, Marion Cotillard and Marcia Cross